Senior bureaucrat Bal Kishan Bansal, who was arrested under corruption charges, committed suicide in his Madhu Vihar residence in New Delhi, news agency ANI reported. Bansal reportedly killed himself along with his son. According to police, the incident came to light on Tuesday morning when the domestic help discovered the dead bodies and then made a call to the Police Control Room.
“We have recovered their dead bodies and called the district forensic crime team to examine the spot,” a police officer added.
In July, Bansal was arrested by the CBI on charges of corruption. Hours after he was produced in court, his wife Satyabala (58) and daughter Neha (28) were found hanging in two separate rooms at their residence in Neelkanth Apartments on July 22 after CBI’s second raid at their residence.
News agency PTI had reported that in their suicide notes, the women had said that the CBI raid had caused “great humiliation” and they did not want to live after that. They also mentioned that they didnt hold anybody responsible for their death.
Bansal had been the Director General of Corporate Affairs before being arrested on alleged charges of bribery. According to the charges, he was attempting to scuttle a probe against a Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company. The CBI had also allegedly caught him accepting a bribe of Rs 9 lakh.
A special court had later granted him bail in August. Special CBI judge Gurdeep Singh had observed, “Keeping in view the factum of unfortunate happening in his family, where his wife and daughter committed suicide when he was in police custody; he himself is suffering from a medical condition; his only son is in depression and the fact that Anjun Saxena is yet to be arrested… and particularly the peculiar circumstances of the case, I am of the opinion that the accused is entitled to bail.”
Speaking on his son’s depression, Bansal had told the judge, “My son is sitting like a statue. I fear he too will do what his mother and sister did.”