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Private company director ends life

Private company director ends life

Ghaziabad: A 47-year-old director of a private company committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan inside his apartment at Shipra Suncity society in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad on Monday.

Police have not recovered any suicide note from the spot and are investigating to ascertain exact reason as why he took such an extreme step.

According to police, the deceased has been identified as Ajeet Pratap Singh. Pratap's House maid was the first person who spotted him hanging from the ceiling fan after she arrived home on Monday afternoon.

Cops said that the maid had a duplicate key of apartment's main gate and in the afternoon when she came home, she opened the flat and spotted Pratap hanging from the ceiling fan inside his room. She immediately raised an alarm and informed the neighbours and security guards of the society.

"Police received the information around 2:30 pm on Monday and a team rushed to the spot. Pratap was found hanging from the ceiling fan by a rope inside his room. Police took the body into custody which was sent for postmortem while victim's mobile phone has also been seized by police. We have not recovered any suicide note from the spot and are investigating to ascertain as why he took the extreme step," said Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station house officer of Indirapuram police station.

Pratap's house maid said that he had been living alone at the apartment while his wife and two children were living separately in Raipur. She also said that his family and relatives came to meet him just once in past couple of years but his elder son had stayed with him for few days around a month ago.

Residents of the society said that Pratap was very nice as a person and used to help others when needed. He used to get involved in social activities of the society and on Sunday evening also he gathered a few friends in society and had casual talks. Pratap was working as director with a private business development company and had also worked as marketing head in a few private news channels.

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