Two months after his wife and daughter committed suicide, former director general, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, B K Bansal and his son were found hanging at their flat in Neelkanth Apartment in east Delhi’s IP Estate.
The police have recovered suicide notes from the flat in which Bansal has blamed the ongoing CBI enquiry against him in a corruption case for their death. Bansal’s wife Satyabala, 58, and their daughter Neha, 28, were found hanging in separate rooms at their flat in similar circumstances on July 22. They took the extreme step after Bansal, 60, was arrested on July 16 for allegedly accepting Rs 9 lakh as bribe for extending favours to a corporate firm.
Bansal and his 31-year-old son Yogesh’s suicides came to light on Tuesday at around 7 am when the housemaid Rachna entered the flat and found the bodies hanging from the ceiling fans in separate rooms. She immediately alerted the security guard who then called the police.
A team from the Madhu Vihar police station arrived at the flat and sent the bodies for postmortem. The crime team and forensic experts also searched the three-bedroom flat for several hours for more clues about the circumstances under which the father-son duo killed themselves.
Senior police officers said the suicide notes also contained the names of some CBI officers, but they refused to reveal them. The CBI, meanwhile, released a statement. “We are deeply saddened to know the unfortunate demise of Shri B K Bansal and his son today. The matter is being looked into by the local police,” read the statement.
“Shri B K Bansal, then DG, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Govt of India) was an accused in a bribery case in which he was arrested on 16.07.2016. He was granted interim bail from 20.07.2016 to 21.08.2016. Thereafter, he was granted regular bail on 30.08.2016. The case is under investigation. Further, the son of Shri B K Bansal was neither accused nor summoned by the CBI in the ongoing bribery investigation,” the statement added. Bansal has left a five-page suicide note.