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Air Hostess suicide: Kanda likely to be probed and arrested

New Delhi, Aug 8 (): Gopal Goyal Kanda, the Haryana minister, who quit his post following suicide by an airhostess earlier this week, is expected to be probed by the police today.

Geetika Sharma, who had been working in Kanda’s firm for several years, committed suicide by hanging herself on Saturday at her residence in New Delhi.

Ms Sharma before taking the extreme step wrote a suicide note in which she has mentioned Kanda and his manager Aruna Chadha responsible for her death. Police have registered a case of abetment to suicide against Mr Kanda who quit his post as a Minister of State for Home in the Congress government in Haryana. Both Kanda and his manager are likely to be probed today.

” We have collected some evidence and are going to question Mr Kanda in the case, but have not yet come to an exact understanding of the case and his role,” said a senior police officer.

Mr Kanda in response to the alleged suicide is believed to have said that he had no communication with Geetika for the past two months. ” Cell phone records will prove that I have not spoken to her for long,” said Kanda. He said that he occasionally visited Ms Sharma’s family along with his wife when she was working in his firm.

On the other hand, Ms Sharma’s relatives handed over her laptop to the police. A threatening email was sent to her by the politician, said the police.

From 2006 to 2009, Ms Sharma was working with MDLR. She later moved to the UAE to fly with Emirates Airlines, as Mr Kanda’s company blew up. In the year 2011, Geetika returned back to India and joined another company owned by Mr Kanda, Super Sonic, which deals with cables.

Till May 2012, she worked in the company after which she decided to quit as she wanted to pursue MBA. Mr Kanda claimed that his firm gave her Rs 7.5 lakhs to enrol for an MBA course.