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AAP's trade wing secy found hanging at his west Delhi home

New Delhi: An Aam Aadmi Party leader was found dead at his residence in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden on Thursday, police said.

The BJP demanded a thorough investigation into the matter even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled his untimely demise.

The body of the deceased, identified as 55-year-old Sandeep Bhardwaj, was found hanging at his residence, they said.

Sources said Bharadwaj, AAP's trade wing secretary, was allegedly denied a ticket for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls and was unhappy.

However, it cannot be said that this led to his alleged suicide, they said.

The police received information from the Kukreja Hospital that Bhardwaj, a resident of Rajouri Garden, was brought dead from his residence, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ghanshyam Bansal said.

The crime team was called to the spot. Inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC is being conducted as per law, police said. The deceased was the owner of Bhardwaj Marbels and was a divorcee who lived with his two daughters and a son, police added.

Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said the report of Bhardwaj's sudden suicide has shocked the people of Delhi, especially those from the Moti Nagar Assembly area.

"People of Delhi want to know why a person, who till few days was actively doing political work apart from his business, has suddenly committed suicide and therefore the police should conduct a thorough investigation to bring out the cause of the suicide," he said.

Kejriwal said the entire party was standing with his relatives at this time.

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