MCD medical officer found dead in Kalkaji, family says murder

A 41-year-old woman, the chief medical officer of two MCD dispensaries, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her Kalkaji home on Friday night.

A case of abetment to suicide was registered after police found a 'suicide note' written by her. Sushma was a gynaecologist and had completed her MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College. Her family has alleged murder and denied that the note, which is dated January 30, 2012, was written by her.

Sushma's brother Jugal Kishore, a doctor at MAMC, told Newsline that he had visited his sister on Friday and she was fine when he left her house around 8.30 pm.

"I had visited my sister on Friday as it was Teej. Everything was okay at first. Suddenly, she and her husband, Khalil Ansari, got into an argument over a draft of Rs 75,000 and a leakage in the toilet. Then, Khalil went to his bedroom and locked the door," Kishore said.

Ansari is a criminal lawyer. He was a tenant at Sushma's parents' house around 15 years ago. The two fell in love and decided to marry. They have two children, a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son, Kishore said.

"I left around 8.30 pm. I am told two nursing staff from the dispensary visited my sister at 10 pm," Kishore said. Police were informed about the death at 1.30 am.

Police were told that Sushma's body was brought down in the presence of her husband, her children and the domestic help.

"I received a call around midnight from Ansari. He told me that my sister had committed suicide. I couldn't believe it. She was fine when I met her. She even saw me off. She could not have taken her life," said Kishore, who called police at 1.15 am.

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