Cong's Rebel MLAs daughter hangs self at marital home

Daughter of rebel Congress MLA from Madhya Pradesh hangs self at marital home in Rajasthan

A-24-year-old daughter of rebel Congress MLA from Madhya Pradesh Suresh Dhakad allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her matrimonial house in Rajasthan's Baran district, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Police found the body of the woman, identified as Jyoti, lying on the floor of the house in Bhaskheda village with ligature marks around her neck, SHO of Kelwada police station in the district Nand Singh said, adding that the incident occurred on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

He said prima facie it is a case of suicide though investigation into the matter is yet to be initiated as none among the woman's in-laws is willing to speak to the police and the post-mortem examination is yet to be conducted.

The woman's father Suresh Dhakad is MLA from Pohhari constituency in Madhya Pradesh and is among the 'rebel' MLAs from that state who recently resigned from the Congress to join the BJP resulting in the resignation of MP chief minister Kamal Nath.

Jyoti was married to Dr Jai Singh Mehata who is posted as medical officer at the government health centre in Shahabad area and lives in Baskheda village of Baran district, the official said.

The deceased is survived by her husband and a two-year-old daughter, he added.