New Delhi, Feb 15: Former air hostess Geetika Sharma’s mother committed suicide by hanging herself inside her house here Friday evening, police said.
“Anuradha Sharma, in her 50s, was found hanging in her bedroom here at her Ashok Vihar residence around 5.50 p.m,” Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Karunakaran told IANS.
Police said a suicide note has been recovered from the possession of the victim, in which she had named former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha – the same mentioned by Geetika as responsible for her suicide – for her taking the step.
“A family member spotted Anuradha’s body hanging from the ceiling fan. He informed police and victim’s son Ankit Sharma,” said the officer.
Geetika, 23, a former air hostess in the defunct MDLR airlines belonging Kanda, had committed suicide on the intervening night of Aug 4-5, 2012 by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house.
She had also left two suicide notes naming Kanda and Chaddha for harassing her and driving her to suicide.
Both Kanda, who is the prime accused in the case for abetting the suicide of Geetika, and Chaddha are now in judicial custody and have denied the allegations.
Charges of criminal intimidation and abetment to suicide were slapped on Kanda and Chaddha after Geetika’s suicide.
Kanda was arrested Aug 18, 2012 after he surrendered at north Delhi’s Ashok Vihar police station while Chaddha was apprehended Aug 8, 2012.
Police filed the charge sheet Oct 6, 2012.
The Delhi High Court had rejected the bail plea of Kanda on Nov 19, 2012 and Chaddha on Dec 3, 2012.