Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Prahlad Patel commits suicide | India News
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Prahlad Patel commits suicide | India News

The PRO of the Minister for Rural Panchayat Development in Madhya Pradesh committed suicide on Wednesday. She reportedly took the drastic step after a domestic dispute with her husband. Investigations are currently underway in the case.

Mani Paradise

Updated: Jul 10, 2024 16:10:PM

PRO hanged herself to death (Representative photo. Source: PTI)

New Delhi:The public relations officer of Prahlad Patel, who is the rural development and labour minister in Madhya Pradesh, committed suicide late Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as Pooja Thapak.

Female civil servant hangs herself to death: police

Thapak was a Class 2 officer in the Public Relations Department of Madhya Pradesh. She hanged herself at her home, which is located in Saket Nagar, within Govindpura police station limits.

The woman’s husband, Nikhil, is a deputy director (Naib Tehsildar) in the Department of Science and Technology. It was after an argument with him that Thapak hanged herself to death.

The couple got married about 2 years ago and have a one-year-old child. When her husband discovered that she was hanging, he and other family members rushed her to AIIMS. Doctors tried their best to save her but soon after she was admitted to the hospital, she breathed her last. Doctors informed the police about the matter.

Police said Thapak’s mother’s house was near Indore. Her family members were summoned to the police station to record their statements. Meanwhile, the police searched the couple’s residence but did not find any suicide note there. They also scanned the deceased’s mobile phone.

Investigation revealed that the last phone call Thapak made was to her mother. She also spoke to her father during the same conversation. She reportedly told them about the dispute she had with her husband and told them that she would not stay with him now. Her parents tried to convince her to change her mind. Just hours after the conversation, she committed suicide.

Police are investigating the case and will question several people, including members of the woman’s family as well as her husband.