A woman activist of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, who had accused her party colleague of sexually harassing her, committed suicide on Tuesday.
Her family claims she had been depressed since the man she had complained against was released on bail. AAP has disowned the accused man.
Police said the woman consumed poisonous substance at her home in and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital.
The woman had filed a complaint against Wadhwa for allegedly touching her inappropriately and a case of molestation was registered in June and the accused was arrested, said a senior police officer.
The deceased has been identified as Soni, who resided in outer Delhi's Narela area with her two daughters and other family members.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the incident has exposed the anti-women character of the Aam Aadmi party.
She was basically unhappy over her party for not initiating any action against her alleged molestor, the officer said. Police further said that Wadhwa had got stay on his arrest from the court on June 22.
In her police complaint, Soni has alleged Wadhwa for harassing her continuously and asking for sexual favours. She even raised the matter in the party but no action was taken against him.
The Delhi government today ordered a magisterial probe. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has asked North Delhi’s district magistrate to investigate the matter.
"Have ordered magistrate inquiry in AAP activist suicide case in Narela. DM north will do the inquiry," tweeted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Barkha Shukla Singh on Wednesday lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the suicide of one of its woman party workers in Narela area of Delhi and said the party had 'neglected' women since coming to power in Delhi.
Singh said that women voted for the AAP in large numbers in the national capital, adding that the party had projected the issue of women security in a big way during the election campaign.