Delhi’s ruling AAP announced on Thursday a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a Rajasthan farmer who killed himself at a party rally here a day earlier.
Making the announcement, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said that his party activists tried but failed to save Gajendra Singh after he hanged himself from a tree at the site.
He added that Delhi Police were very much to blame for the death on Wednesday because they failed to intervene despite repeated appeals from AAP leaders.
“The truth of what happened (yesterday) is captured on your cameras,” Sanjay Singh told the media. “The way the police acted was insensitive and incompetent.”
The AAP leader accused the central government, which controls Delhi Police, of hoisting a concocted case against the AAP over the death of the farmer.
The dramatic suicide took place at a rally in the heart of the capital called by the AAP to denounce the land ordinance.