Aam Aadmi Party leader, Sandeep Bhardwaj, was found dead at his residence in West Delhi's Rajouri Garden on Thursday, police said.
As per reports, Bhardwaj sought a ticket for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi, but was denied by the party. Disheartened he might have committed suicide.
However, as per police no suicide note was found at the site. BJP has alleged murder and has demanded a thorough probe into the matter.
Bhardwaj was AAP's trade wing secretary.
The BJP demanded a thorough investigation into the matter even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled his untimely demise.
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.
AAP Chief and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal said the entire party was standing with his relatives at this time.
(with inputs from PTI)
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