Soni suicide case: AAP MLA Sharad Chauhan arrested; party blames PM Modi

| Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 12:04
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Sunday arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sharad Chauhan along with 7 others, including the previous investigating officer, probing the suicide case of AAP's woman worker Soni.
AAP worker Soni allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in outer Delhi's Narela village on July 19.
Soni had accused AAP worker Ramesh Bhardwaj of harassing her and blamed him for forcing her to commit suicide in a video shot just before her death.
Bhardwaj was arrested and a case was registered under Sections 506 and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
Soni, who was mother of two daughters, left behind a self-shot WhatsApp video in which she claimed, "I was denied justice".
Reacting on the arrest, AAP leader Ashutosh said, "Has Modi gone mad? Has he lost his mental balance? If PM acts with such anger/vengeance then is country safe!"
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