HM accuses AAP of instigating farmer to commit suicide


New Delhi: Hitting out at the Delhi government Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh blamed Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for the suicide of Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan’s Dausa district. While speaking on the tragic incident in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Singh accused AAP supporters at the party’s rally of instigating and provoking the farmer to end his life.

“According to Delhi Police report, a Dausa resident Gajendra Singh climbed on tree and wrapped a cloth around his neck with the other end tied to a branch.

Police immediately informed per and called for a fire brigade vehicle with long stairs. Police also requested the people standing below to not clap and shout slogans so that Gajendra Singh was not agitated further,” said Singh.

In such a situation we usually engage the victim in conversation so that he is deterred from taking extreme step but in this case crowd continued to provoke by clapping and shouting. Why the death happened is being investigated. Some people climbed the tree and opened the cloth with which Gajendra was tied. He fell down. He was taken to RML hospital in a police van where he was declared dead,” added the Home Minister during a heated debate on the issue in Lok Sabha.

On the other hand, Delhi Police has refused to cooperate with the magisterial probe ordered by AAP government stating that it does not report to the state government.

Speaking over the issue, Delhi Police chief BS Bassi said that they had requested the AAP to change the venue of the rally to a place which can accommodate more people.

Aam Aadmi Party workers and supporters abetted the suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, according to the FIR registered by Delhi Police. Investigators say their probe reveals that AAP workers stopped police from sending the victim to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital while insisting that he was a party member and should not be taken in police van which resulted in considerable delay.

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