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Ram Swaroop Sharma, BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, found dead inside his Delhi residence

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma died allegedly by suicide at his residence in Delhi, news agency ANI reported.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 17, 2021 13:57 IST
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BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead inside his residence in Delhi 

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma died allegedly by suicide in Delhi, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday morning. Police said that a call was received from a staffer following which a team was rushed to his residence. He was 63.

"The MP was found hanging and the door was closed from inside," ANI quoted Delhi Police as saying.

According to police, Sharma's personal assistant alerted the police control room after the BJP leader did not respond to his call. When a police team reached his residence, the door to Sharma's room was forced open. He was found hanging through the ceiling fan. He was immediately rushed to a hospital by the police but doctors declared him brought dead. ANI reported that body of Sharma was later taken to his residence. BJP leader and Union minister Anurag Thakur has reached the spot.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief at the death of Sharma. "Ram Swaroop Sharma was a dedicated leader, who was always committed to solving people's problems. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of society. Pained by his untimely and unfortunate demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this sad hour. Om Shanti," he tweeted.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed grief at the death of Sharma. He tweeted: "I am deeply distressed by the demise of Ram Swaroop Sharma, BJP MP from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. In this hour of grief, I express my condolences to his family and pray to God for the peace of the departed soul."

Ram Swaroop Sharma was an active member of RSS before he joining electoral politics. He won from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat twice in 2014 and 2019. He also served on the Parliamentary standing committee on External Affairs. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

An inquiry is underway and the exact cause of his death will be ascertained after a post-mortem examination, police said.

Meanwhile, the BJP has cancelled the scheduled parliamentary party today.

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