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Arvind Kejriwal meets family of dowry victim Neha Yadav

Friday, 11 July 2014 - 8:18pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal today met the family of Neha Yadav, who was allegedly set ablaze by her in-laws for dowry and assured all possible help to take the case to its logical end.

The party said that Yadav, who succumbed to her injuries on July 2, was allegedly set ablaze by her husband and in-laws in January this year. She was one of the reasons over which Kejriwal had locked horns with the Delhi Police and sat on dharna while he was the Chief Minister.

The party has also alleged that despite AAP MLA Rakhi Birla, the then Minister for Women and Child Welfare of Delhi, raising the issue, the police had been shielding the culprits. "Arvind met Neha's Father Birender Yadav and assured all possible help to the family in their fight for justice. Neha's father told Arvind Kejriwal that her in-laws were forcing them to vacate the house in Indra Park, Sagarpur, West Delhi, where Neha and her two children, 10 year old daughter Khushi and six year old son Rohit were staying with her.

"Neha's family also told that her in-laws are also issuing threats and the police were not taking any action," the party said in a statement.

AAP added that Birla also met Zonal DCP Suman Goyal and would also follow-up with the investigation.

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