Hours before she threw ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, 28-year-old Bhawna Arora told her mother to watch the news as she was going to do “something”.
“She said ‘Jaa rahi hoon, aaj dekhna news channel. (I am going, just watch the news today). But she did not tell me what she was going to do,” said Laxmi Devi, Bhawna’s mother.
“I was shocked when I heard about the incident from my son. He told me that Bhawna threw ink on the chief minister and was under police custody,” said Devi.
“My daughter is very short-tempered. She had wanted to meet the chief minister for several days but he did not listen to her. Whatever has happened is unfortunate but I stand by my daughter,” she added .
Bhawna, a graduate from an open university, is an active member of the Aam Aadmi Sena. She joined the unit when it was formed a year ago.
Bhawna’s brother, Puneet Arora (26), said, “She is a very active social worker. She cannot stand seeing injustice meted out to someone and she always raises her voice against such issues. She had participated in Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, while pursuing her graduation. She used to participate in the AAP’s activities when it was first formed. But she later joined the Aam Aadmi Sena through Prabhatji, the head of the group.”
“She never told us what she did in the party. We did not inquire into her activities as we knew she wouldn’t do anything wrong,” said Puneet.
Saying he will fight for his sister, Puneet added, “Recently, the Sena had conducted a sting operation at a CNG station. Four days ago, Bhawna told me the party had made a CD of the sting which she would give to the chief minister. They (officials) wanted to prevent my sister from talking to the chief minister…”
Bhawna is the youngest among five sisters. The family lives in two-storey house in Rohini Sector 39, Rama Vihar. Bhawna’s father Manohar Lal, used to work as a property dealer in the locality.