A 40-year-old chartered accountant committed suicide at his house in Rohini in outer Delhi in the wee hours of Saturday, the police said. The deceased, identified as Bharat Bhushan Chawla, a resident of Rohini Sector 16, was apparently under stress over a family dispute.
Bharat had been staying with his wife Sangeeta and a 14-year-old son, but they had left home on January 19 after an argument that took place between the husband and wife.
The incident came to light when Bharat‘s brother Subhash approached police around 1 am on Saturday claiming that Bharat was neither responding to phone calls nor was he opening the gate at his house.
“When our team reached the spot, the house was found locked from inside. When no response came from Bharat’s side, we broke in through the window and found Bharat hanging by a rope from the ceiling,” a senior police official said.
The police have also found a suicide note at the spot which bears Bharat’s signature. He has blamed his in-laws for the extreme action.
“The note says Bharat had given a loan of Rs 23 lakh to his in-laws, but they never returned the money. When he asked his wife to get back the money, it led to a misunderstanding between them,” the officer added.
Bharat was upset after Sangeeta left home and started staying at her parents’ house.
“We are currently investigating to ascertain the authenticity of the suicide note,” said the officer. “Bharat’s in-laws are being questioned and action will be taken soon after the investigation is completed,” the officer added.
The police have sent Bharat’s body for post-mortem at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Mangolpuri.
A case has also been filed at K N Katju Marg police station.