Delhi teen murder: BJP MP Hans Raj Hans meets victim's family
New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) BJP MP Hans Raj Hans on Tuesday met family members of the minor girl killed in the Shahbad Dairy area of his North West Delhi constituency and provided financial assistance to them.
The 16-year-old girl was stabbed multiple times and bludgeoned to death by a youth on Sunday. The accused, identified as Sahil (20), was arrested from Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Hans said no amount if money can return their daughter to the distraught family members.
"The family has lost its world. Daughters are considered goddess Lakshmi of the household. We can just console them and provide some financial help," Hans told reporters after meeting the victim's kin.
He added the financial assistance to the family was provided by the BJP.
The BJP delegation accompanying Hans extended sympathy and support to the family in their hour of grief and gave a "small interim financial support" to them, said a statement from the BJP's Delhi unit.
Hans also condemned the AAP for politicising the murder and using it score political brownie points.
AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj on Tuesday lashed out at Lt Governor VK Saxena over the murder and alleged that the people of Delhi have "lost faith" in the national capital's law-and-order system.
The Delhi government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the victim's family.
BJP leader Vinod Sehrawat in the statement said the girl's murder "is very serious, according to our information, more cases of 'love jihad' are coming to the fore in many settlements colonies of mixed population of northwest Delhi. There is a need to run an awareness campaign among the young girls".
"Love jihad" is a term often used by BJP leaders and right-wing activists to allege a ploy by Muslim men to lure Hindu women into religious conversion through marriage.