Bengaluru: BJP District Yuva Morcha President, Anil, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the suicide of a 20-year-old woman in Chikmagalur, according to news agency ANI.
The woman hanged herself on January 6 after a group of men from a local right-wing organisation barged into her home and heckled her in front of her parents over her friendship with a Muslim man from her college.
The right wing group also questioned her over her chat with him on Facebook. In one such chat, she had written "I like Muslims." The right-wing group had initially warned her on Facebook.
They also hurled insults at the girl and her parents and threatened her to sever ties with her Muslim friend.
After they left, the woman hung herself in her room.
In her suicide note, she named five men, who harassed her and her mother, thereby creating issues of love jihad.
While Anil has been arrested, the other four accused are still absconding.
"On 6 January, a 20-year-old woman committed suicide. In her suicide note, she wrote that a group of five harassed her and her mother by alleging that she goes out with a Muslim boy. One person has been arrested," said Superintendent of Police, Chikmagalur.
A case has been registered under 306 (Abetment to suicide) of the IPC.