A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Panipat councillor Harish Sharma jumped into the Delhi parallel canal near Binjhol village and succumbed to death under suspicious circumstances, Tribune India.
Sharma's family has claimed that he was mentally upset for the past few days after the Panipat police had registered a case against him and his councillor daughter, among 10 people, for allegedly selling crackers and misbehaving with police on Diwali night.
Sharma's family has alleged that the police was pressured to arrest him on 18 November (Wednesday) night. To avoid an arrest, Sharma had spent the night at his friend's Rajesh's place. However, the two later reached the Delhi parallel canal on Gohana road where the incident took place.
Apparently, Sharma took off all his jewellery and clothes before jumping into the canal. And, after Sharma jumped into the canal, his friend Rajesh Sharma too jumped in to save him. However, he drowned.
Also, Sharma's brother Satish has claimed to have received a call from him before he jumped into the canal, in which he told him that he was in depression and asked him to take him home.
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