Ankit Saxena’s murder : BJP slams Kejriwal’s silence

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari yesterday expressed shock and horror over the murder of a city-based photographer, Ankit Saxena, allegedly by his girlfriend’s family members in opposition to their inter-faith relationship.

Tiwari sought highest quantum of punishment to be accorded to the culprits and even demanded that the Delhi government must pay compensation of Rs. 1 crore to the victim’s family. The MP and other members of his party had met Saxena’s family on Saturday.

BJP leaders even questioned the silence of Aam Aadmi Party, and that of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in particular, over the incident. “The silence of the chief minister and several NGOs in the matter indicates that these people speak on issues only when it suits their political interests,” Tiwari had said.

23-year old Ankit Saxena of Delhi’s Khayala area was brutally stabbed to death on Thursday. According to police, the killing had been done by the parents and uncle of a woman he had been in a relationship with for three years.

Family members of the woman allegedly killed the boy as they were opposed to her being in a relationship with somebody belonging to a different community. All three accused persons have been arrested and sent to judicial custody while further investigations are still going on.