Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on 3 November visited the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who committed suicide on Wednesday in Haryana.
Coming out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, the TMC leader told the media that if politicians were keen on meeting Grewal's family, they should have been allowed to do so.
The response came a day after Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi were detained by the Delhi Police and were stopped from meeting the kin of the deceased.
He also condemned Delhi Police's move of detaining few members of the victims family, including Ram Kishan's son.
"Double grieving happening here - one for their loss, other for what happened yesterday. Family shouldn't have been manhandled," Derek O'Brien told the media.
Rahul Gandhi took to twitter to share a video and claimed Ram Kishan's family was manhandled by Delhi Police.
Modiji's India:this is how families of our soldiers & our martyrs are being treated! pic.twitter.com/m4Rfbewpq2— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 2, 2016