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Delhi Doctor Blames AAP MLA For Harassment, Commits Suicide; Cops File Charges

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Last Updated: April 18, 2020, 20:53 IST

 (Image for representation:  Reuters)

(Image for representation: Reuters)

A suicide note recovered from the victim's house stated that AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal was responsible for his death.

New Delhi: A doctor allegedly committed suicide on Saturday morning in south Delhi's Neb Sarai area, police said.

A suicide note recovered from the victim's house stated that AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal was responsible for his death, they said.

The victim has been identified as one Rajendra Singh (52), a resident of Durga Vihar, police said. According to the police, Singh hanged himself with the help of a rope at his house.

A tenant noticed the body around 5.30 am and informed his family members, a senior police officer said. The body was sent to AIIMS for postmortem, he said.

Meanwhile, the victim's son alleged that his father used to run a clinic in the locality and was also in the business of water supply with the Delhi Jal Board since 2007, police said.

A case of extortion, abetment of suicide and threat has been registered against the Deoli MLA, one Kapil Nagar and others at Neb Sarai Police Station based on a complaint by the victim's son, they added.

Jarwal later issued a statement where he denied having met the victim in the past 8-10 months and said he has full faith in the judiciary and will cooperate in the police investigation.

"I have received this information through media that a doctor, who used to have a business in water tankers, has committed suicide and has mentioned my name in the suicide note. I would like to state that I am innocent. I haven’t met or spoken to him in the last 8-10 months. In 2017, some media outlets did a sting against tanker mafia which featured his name following which all their vehicles were black listed."

"I have full faith in the judiciary and I am ready to face any investigation. I would only like to say that there have been attempts to trap me in the past and similar attempts are being made now too. Just like I have proved myself innocent in the past, I will do so now too. I am ready to cooperate with police in any kind of investigation." the statement read.

first published:April 18, 2020, 17:15 IST
last updated:April 18, 2020, 20:53 IST