Delhi: Volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party's youth wing (AYW) protested outside Delhi Police headquarters on Sunday over the killing of a teenage girl belonging to Anand Parbat area.
The activist were around 250 in number and as some of them tried to break through a police cordon, the police sprayed water at them, effectively dispersing them, witnesses said.
They also asked for Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi's resignation in the wake of girl's murder.
The AAP said the police needed to probe the issue without any political influence.
"The only reason the girl died is due to police inaction," an AAP supporter told IANS at the protest site.
Also, president of AYW, Ankush Narang and some other volunteers were detained by the police. They were later released.
AYW Volunteer ki mang delhi police commissioner ghatna ki netik Jimmedari le or istifsa de
— AAP Youth Wing Delhi (@AAPYouthWing) July 19, 2015
Nineteen-year-old Minakshi was brutally stabbed to death allegedly by two brothers living in her neighbourhood for protesting their verbal abuse on July 16.
While the main accused Jai Prakash was arrested after the incident his brother Ajay who was earlier detained by the police was arrested yesterday.
The parents of Minakshi have demanded "hanging" of the accused.
Father of the victim alleged that his daughter was subjected to "abuse and vulgar comments" by the accused. The matter was brought to the notice of police but no proper action was taken, he said, as per PTI.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to them yesterday.
On the other hand, Kejriwal has asked Bassi to meet him tomorrow to discuss law and order situation in the national capital.
"CM office today wrote to the Police Commissioner stating that the Chief Minister wants to meet him to discuss Delhi's law and order situation and other issues including Meenakshi murder case," said a senior government official.
(With Agency inputs)