The AAP and the BJP traded allegations on Tuesday over the brutal killing of a businessman in Moti Nagar after he objected to eve-teasing with his daughter, with the former saying the incident should not be given a "religious colour".
"Will they speak only if they see some political advantage in reacting or they do not want to react as the accused belong to a particular community and it will adversely affect their vote bank," Gupta charged.
"It was an unfortunate incident which should not be mixed with religion. Some fringe groups are trying to give the incident a religious angle but that is unacceptable," he said.
The 52-year-old businessman was stabbed to death allegedly for objecting to lewd comments made by some boys on his daughter in West Delhi's Moti Nagar area early Sunday. His 19-year-old son was also critically injured in the incident in connection with which two accused have been arrested by police.
"All of us should condemn it and demand stern action against the guilty persons and the the members of society should not remain mute spectators over such incidents," Tiwari said.
Gupta charged that the Kejriwal government is "responsible" for such "heinous incidents" taking place in Delhi, asking what happened to its promise of installing CCTV cameras across the city.
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