Mumbai Police have registered an FIR for suicide related to the death of Lok Sabha member Mohan Delkar, a senior police officer said on Wednesday. Delkar, 58, a seven-year-old MP from Dadra and the Nagar Haveli Union area, was found dead on February 22nd in a hotel in the Marine Drive area of southern Mumbai.
The FIR was registered Tuesday after Delkar’s family members visited the Marine Drive police station and filed a complaint, the official said.
Police registered the case on charges of facilitating suicide and under the Atrocities Act, the officer said.
Police had recovered a 15-page suicide note from Delkar’s hotel room that was on his letterhead, the officer said, adding that the letter mentioned some names.
Maharashtra’s Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh announced Tuesday that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would investigate Delkar’s alleged suicide.
Deshmukh said in the State Assembly that Delkar’s suicide note states that the Union Territory administrator Praful Kheda Patel is harassing the MP.
Delkar’s wife and son met Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray here at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.
Later, in an interview with reporters, his son Abhinav Delkar claimed that Patel had “left no stone unturned to humiliate the deceased”.