The victim identified as Soni, had filed a police complaint against fellow party member Ramesh Wadhwa on June 2 for sexually harassing her.
According to her family members, she was very depressed after the release Ramesh and she also suspected that he was protected by an AAP lawmaker.
“She had made a police complaint on June 2, about one of her party colleague Ramesh Wadhwa for harassing her. We registered a case against him and arrested him on June 3,” a police officer told reporters. However, next day he was granted bail, he added.
According to the police, on Tuesday, Soni mixed something into her cold drink and tried to commit suicide around 2 p.m.
“She was rushed to the hospital, but died around 7 p.m.,” the police said.
Commenting on the situation, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay slammed AAP for being ignorant and anti-woman character.”It may be recalled this girl had been raising issue of her harassment for months but AAP leaders ignored. This incident has established the anti-woman character of AAP,” Upadhyay said.
“Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and local MLA Sharad Chauhan are responsible for her death,” he added.
However, AAP denied the allegations and instead blamed BJP for playing dirty politics.
“There is no mention of the MLA’s name in any of the complainants. Whosoever is alleged to have harassed the girl has no connection with the party. The BJP should not stoop this low and play politics over the death of a poor girl. We also want action against the culprit,” Deepak Bajpai, AAP spokesperson told reporters.
Following the incident, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has ordered a probe into the matter.