Ankit Saxena, a photographer, was beaten and then stabbed with a knife allegedly by the family of his Muslim girlfriend on Thursday. The police arrested the parents and uncle of Ankit's girlfriend and also detained her underage younger brother. Ankit had been dating the 20-year-old for the last three years, and her family was allegedly opposed to the relationship as Ankit was a Hindu.
Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet that he has spoken to Ankit Saxena's father and that the government would ensure that the family gets the best lawyer so that the 23-year-old gets justice.
"May god give strength to Ankit's family. We are with them in this struggle," he said.
The young woman who Ankit was in a relationship with, who the police say is in a state of shock, is with the cops right now for safety reasons. The police said she will be produced before the Child Welfare Committee so that a decision could be taken where she will stay. She had told reporters that she was "scared of her family".
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