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Doctor commits suicide; AAP MLA accused of abetment

AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal is not new to such controversies; four years ago, he was arrested for harassing and molesting a woman

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A doctor has committed suicide in Delhi’s Durga Vihar under the jurisdiction of the Neb Sarai Police Station. The police have recovered a suicide note from the spot. Delhi Police has registered a case of abetment to suicide against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal from Deoli.

Delhi Police received a PCR call in this regard at 6.17 AM this morning. Based on the suicide note, where the doctor wrote the local MLA had been harassing him, police registered a case against the AAP MLA, Kapil Nagar and others for extortion and abetment to suicide.

Delhi Police said that on receiving the PCR call in the morning, they reached the spot and found that the name of the person who had committed suicide was Dr Rajendra Singh. Dr Singh was a resident of Durga Vihar in Delhi. He was 52 years old.

According to the police, the doctor committed suicide on the roof of his house. Police say that he had hanged himself using a rope in the early hours today.

At around 5.30 AM, a tenant informed the family about the incident. Police have sent the body for autopsy.

Dr Singh’s son Hemant told the police that his father used to run a clinic and take active interest in the social work of supplying water to the neighbours. Hemant said AAP MLA Jarwal and his people would harass his father regularly. On his complaint, the police have registered a case of extorting money, abetment to suicide and threatening.

The doctor’s family has handed over to the police an audio recording of the threat. One of the voices in the clip is alleged to be the voice of MLA Jarwal.

AAP MLA: Didn’t know monetary dispute with the doctor would lead to this

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Prakash Jarwal has said that there was some matter related to money, but he did not know that the doctor would take such an extreme step. MLA Jarwal said in a conversation with a television channel that he was deeply saddened by the doctor’s move.

The MLA said, “I am very sorry that doctor saheb ended his life. It was a very wrong decision. If he had any problem, he could come and see us as far as I am aware. He had borrowed about Rs 1 to 1.5 crore for many years from different people in the market. His mental balance was not right. The police are now investigating this case.”

This AAP MLA is not new to controversy. He has been associated with rough earlier. In 2016, Delhi Police had arrested him on charges of allegedly misbehaving with a woman. The case was filed against him by the complainant in Greater Kailash police station. Jarwal was then booked under Sections 34, 354, 506, 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Jarwal was then accused of molestation and assault.

Jarwal was also among the AAP who were accused of assaulting the chief secretary in 2018.

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