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Lok Sabha MP Mohan Delkar allegedly dies by suicide in Mumbai hotel, suicide note found


Mohan Delkar, a seven-term Lok Sabha member from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, allegedly died by suicide in a Mumbai hotel on Monday. The body of Delkar (58), Independent MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli Union Territory, was found at the sea-facing hotel in south Mumbai’s Marine Drive area, a police official said.

A suicide note, written in Gujarati, has also been recovered. His body has been sent for postmortem. As per police officials, the body of the Dadra Nagra Haveli MP was found in Hotel Sea Green Marine Drive.

The Mumbai Police PRO said, “Dead body of Mohan Sanjibhai Delkar, Hon’ble MP, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, has been found in a hotel under the limits of Marine Drive police station. The police is at the spot. A suicide note has been found. An investigation is being done. The exact cause of death will be known after the post-mortem is conducted.”

The official said a suicide note in Gujarati was also found along with the body. The cause of death will be known after an autopsy, he added. An accidental death report is being registered based on preliminary information, the official said.

Delkar has written a suicide note of five to six pages in which the names of about 40 people are written and the police is currently cross verifying all these names, police sources told Zee News. According to the police, Delkar has committed suicide but every aspect of this incident is being investigated. A team of forensics has also been called on this occasion.

Delkar was in May 2019 elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, his seventh term in the House. He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs of the Lower House.

Delkar is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. An advocate for tribal rights, Mohan Sanjibhai Delkar began his career as a trade union leader in Silvassa. He was first elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Dadra and Nagar Haveli constituency in 1989 as a Congress nominee.

He won six consecutive elections from the constituency during 1989-2009, failing to retain the seat in the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 and 2014. However, he successfully contested the 17th Lok Sabha as an Independent candidate. Delkar won the 1989, 1991 and 1996 elections as a Congress candidate and the 1998 election as a BJP candidate. He rejoined the Congress and unsuccessfully contested in 2009 and 2014. 

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Source: Zee News