Mohan Delkar, a 58-year-old Member of Parliament from the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) was found dead in a room at Hotel Sea Inexperienced South in Marine Drive on Monday.
Police mentioned his physique was found hanging from the ceiling fan at round 2 pm and a word operating over 4 pages, written in Gujarati, was recovered from his room.
Within the word, Delkar has blamed a lot of individuals, together with a senior politician, for his act of taking his personal life.
Delkar, a former Congress MP and presently an impartial MP from DNH, was in Mumbai to make preparations for a delegation of JD(U) coming from Bihar to Mumbai after which to Silvassa, sources mentioned.
Sources near the household mentioned he normally stayed in his personal flat whereas in Mumbai. “That is the primary time he booked a hotel room for himself,” the supply mentioned.
Marine Drive police, who has registered an unintentional loss of life report, mentioned the MP checked into the hotel at evening on Sunday. In line with police, the final time Delkar visited Hotel Sea Inexperienced South was 10 years in the past.
On Monday morning, when his driver went to the room, Delkar didn’t reply to the door bell, an officer mentioned on situation of anonymity. “The motive force then referred to as his relations in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and requested whether or not they had spoken to him.”
The household then referred to as Delkar on his cellphone however he didn’t reply. The motive force then requested the hotel employees to open the door.
“Since they might not break open the door, the driving force accessed Delkar’s room from the balcony of the adjoining room and found him hanging,” mentioned the officer.
The supervisor of the hotel then knowledgeable Marine Drive police in regards to the incident. Police mentioned Delkar was rushed to JJ Hospital, the place he was declared dead earlier than admission. A postmortem was performed later.
Police mentioned they have been taking statements from Delkar’s bodyguard and driver. A workforce from Kalina Forensic Laboratory visited the spot to gather samples. Senior law enforcement officials have been additionally current on the spot.
Police mentioned they might submit a duplicate of their investigation report back to the Parliament as he’s an MP.
On July 5, final yr, Delkar who’s a tribal, had posted a video on his Twitter deal with the place he threatened to resign as Lok Sabha MP in the session that was arising. Within the 24-minute video, he claimed that whereas he bought all of the help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Residence Minister Amit Shah, the native administration of the Union Territory was “hounding him”.
He was heard saying, “I’ll meet the nation’s prime minister, the house minister and the Lok Sabha Speaker earlier than I resign as a result of I respect them they usually have been supportive… then I’ll announce that I’m resigning as it’s my responsibility to make public why I used to be pressured to resign, why I used to be helpless.”
Calling the administration of the Union Territory “sarmukhtyarshahi” (authoritarian), Delkar mentioned in the video, “The individuals chargeable for the state of affairs in this area (UT) be it administrative or police… no matter they’ve carried out, I’ve all their information, I’ve all of the proof… I’ve lodged complaints (in opposition to them) and have all of the paperwork… all those that are accountable and are compelling me to resign, I’ll identify all these individuals, all officers… in the Lok Sabha. Let the individuals of the nation know why a seven-term MP is resigning.”
He’s additionally heard saying how the administration got here down with “200 policemen” to interrupt down the SSR Faculty that he runs, a part of which he had given away to ascertain the Namo Medical Schooling and Analysis Institute.
“The Silvassa RDC, SDPO got here to interrupt down the school, regardless of of a keep order of the courtroom. This SSR Faculty has given half its property —11 acres to run the Namo Medical Faculty, freed from value as a result of we thought the prime minister has given a present of a medical faculty to this area, for a brighter way forward for its college students… the house minister inaugurates the school… there is no such thing as a respect for the prime minister or the house minister and the place is attacked because it if have been a terror camp,” the MP is heard saying.
Delkar is survived by his spouse Kalaben Delkar, son Abhinav and daughter Binita.