The body of a youth was found hanging at the house of former JD(U) MP Dinesh Chandra Yadav today in Saharsa town of Bihar.
Saharsa Superintendent of Police Pankaj Sinha said the deceased has been identified as Pallav Jha (28), a neighbour of Yadav and a cable TV operator.
"There is a room in the outer area of Yadav's house in Kayastha Mohalla of the town. It is used as a waiting room. Jha's body was found hanging from cable TV wire there," Sinha said.
The body has been sent for post mortem.Saharsa Sadar SDPO Prem Sagar said the post mortem report would reveal whether it was a case of murder or suicide.
Yadav, who has been an MP thrice, said Jha was a neigbour and used to come to his house and the room in which his body was found was closed from inside.
"My sweeper knocked on the door for cleaning it up. When it did not open, he peeped from the window, saw the body, and came running to inform me. I immediately called the SHO and the SP, and also informed the family members of the deceased," said Yadav.
"Since the door was locked from inside, it was broken open in the presence of a magistrate. Whether it is a suicide or murder is a matter of police investigation. I am not going to interfere in it," said Yadav.
The former MP also said he was not ruling out possibilities of foul play by his political rivals.