NEW DELHI: BJP MP from Himachal Ram Swaroop Sharma was found dead at his Delhi residence on Wednesday morning, officials said.
According to sources, the parliamentarian was found dead in his room. Sharma, 62, was reportedly unwell for the past few months, they said.
Following news of his death, the BJP cancelled its parliamentary party meeting this morning.
Police officials said that Mr Sharma’s personal assistant alerted the police control room after the parliamentarian did not respond to his call. A police team was rushed to his residence immediately and the door to Mr Sharma’s room was forced open by police officials who found him hanging through the ceiling fan.
“He was found hanging inside his room, which was locked from inside. No suicide note has been found,” a police officials said.
Mr Sharma was a two-time MP. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Mandi parliamentary constituency in 2014 and 2019.