Seven-time MP found dead in Mumbai hotel
Published : Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 at 12:53 PM Count : 144
Mohan Delkar, a seven-term Indian lawmaker has been found hanging from a ceiling fan in a Mumbai hotel on Monday afternoon.
Mumbai police said a multi-page suicide note written in Gujarati by Delkar (58), an independent MP, was also recovered from his hotel room on Monday.
They said there are some names mentioned in the note, but refused to divulge details, reports Times of India.
They will send a report to Parliament about it. An assistant commissioner of police is heading the probe.
Delkar is survived by his wife and two children. Police said the family was on its way to Mumbai to claim the body.
Delkar had won six consecutive elections from the UT constituency between 1989 and 2009. He won the 1989, 1991 and 1996 elections as a Congress candidate and the 1998 election with BJP. He won the 1999 and 2004 elections as an independent and a BNP candidate. He rejoined Congress and unsuccessfully contested in 2009 and 2014. He, however, won the seat in the 17th Lok Sabha elections as an independent.
Investigators said Delkar had used a shawl to hang himself. He had placed a wooden stool on top of his bed, climbed on it and is suspected to have pushed it aside to end his life. “It seems he had brought the shawl to the hotel. We are probing all the possible aspects,” said an officer.