Dadra & Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar Found Dead, Suicide Suspected

The police have arrived at the scene of the incident and an investigation is being carried out.

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Lok Sabha MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mohan Delkar, was found dead at a hotel in south Mumbai, ANI reported on Monday, 22 February.
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Lok Sabha MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mohan Delkar, was found dead at a hotel in south Mumbai, ANI reported on Monday, 22 February.

Mumbai Police said that a suicide note has been recovered from the spot.

His body has been sent for postmortem, ANI reported. The police said that the exact cause of death will be known after the postmortem is conducted.

The police have arrived at the scene of the incident and an investigation is being carried out.

According to PTI, an accidental death report is being registered based on preliminary information.

Who Was Mohan Delkar?

According to NDTV, the 58-year-old politician, who has been representing Dadra and Nagar Haveli in Parliament since 2004, was found dead at a hotel in Mumbai’s Marine Drive.

Delkar is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Delkar was first elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Dadra and Nagar Haveli constituency in 1989. Later, in 1991 and 1996, he was re-elected to the same seat as a Congress nominee.

In between, he quit the party and fought the 1998 election as a BJP candidate.

He later rejoined the Congress, though he failed to retain the seat in 2009 and 2014.

In May 2019, Delkar was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, for what would be his seventh term in the House.

However, he left the party once again in 2019 and fought the general elections as an independent candidate.

Delkar was also a member of the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs of the Lower House.

An advocate for tribal rights, Delkar began his career as a trade union leader in Silvassa, PTI reported.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI and NDTV.)

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