BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead at Delhi home, suicide suspected

 BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead at Delhi home, suicide suspected

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The BJP cancelled its parliamentary party meeting today following the news of party MP Ram Swaroop Sharma’s death

NEW DELHI

A BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh, Ram Swaroop Sharma, was found dead at his residence in Delhi today, the police said, adding they are investigating whether it was a case of suicide.
Sharma, 62, was found hanging in his room, Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said. He was taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide, the police said, adding that no suicide note was found from the spot.

Police officials said that Sharma’s personal assistant alerted the police control room after the parliamentarian did not respond to his call. A police team was rushed to his residence immediately and forced open the door and found Sharma hanging.

“He was found hanging inside his room, which was locked from inside. No suicide note has been found,” the police said. An inquiry is underway and the exact cause of his death will be ascertained after a post-mortem examination, the police said.

The parliamentarian was reportedly unwell for the past few months. Following news of his death, the BJP cancelled its parliamentary party meeting this morning. Proceedings in the Lok Sabha were also adjourned till 1 PM after an obituary reference to Sharma. PM Modi tweeted to say that he was pained by Sharma’s untimely and unfortunate demise.

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