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.
Mr 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 Mr 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 Mr Sharma hanging from a ceiling fan.
“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.
Mr Sharma was a two-time MP. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Mandi parliamentary constituency in 2014 and 2019.
Following news of his death, the BJP cancelled its parliamentary party meeting this morning.
With inputs from PTI