After Geetika, mother hangs self; blames Kanda in note


Six months after former MDLR air hostess Geetika Sharma hanged herself and left behind a note accusing her boss and former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda of harassment, her mother too ended her life today in an identical manner in the same room of their Delhi house.

Police said Anuradha Sharma (50) too left behind a note blaming Kanda for her death.

Police received a call at 5.50 pm that Anuradha had hanged herself at the family's home in Ashok Vihar Phase III in northwest Delhi. She was found hanging from a ceiling fan in Geetika's bedroom.

"We have recovered a suicide note from the spot, blaming Gopal Kanda and (former MDLR general manager) Aruna Chadha for her death. She wrote that these people were responsible for the suicide of her daughter, which was prompting her to take her own life," Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra told The Indian Express.

Geetika too had named Chadha in a suicide note recovered from her bedroom on August 5 last year. Kanda and Chadha are currently in judicial custody.

Geetika's brother Ankit said, "My mother was found hanging in Geetika's room. When I saw her before leaving for work this morning, she sounded cheerful. My father was in office then. I received a call in the evening and rushed home. I have not yet seen the suicide note she left behind."

Neighbour Sandeep said he was "shocked and surprised" at Anuradha's death. "They are a very decent family. I had known Geetika and Ankit since they were children. I am very shocked by what has happened today. Both Geetika and Ankit were talented, sober children," he said.

Anuradha used to work at the Jammu and Kashmir House. Last November, she claimed that Geetika hanged herself after the family received a letter informing them that the allotment of a flat they had booked in Gurgaon had been cancelled.

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