District Judge in Chhattisgarh Allegedly Dies by Suicide
A 55-year-old district judge in Chhattisgarh’s Mungeli who was found dead at her official residence on Sunday is suspected of committing suicide, police said.
No suicide note was found at the scene and a post-mortem report is awaited, police said.
Mungeli Police Superintendent Arvind Kujur said Mungeli Session and District Judge Kanta Martin, who lived alone in her official residence, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her official residence in the district.
“The judge’s staff told the police that on Sunday she told them to leave around 6 pm and that no one was present at her residence when the incident occurred,” the SP said, adding that the incident occurred between 11 pm and 11 pm I am according to the preliminary investigation.
Kujur said that on Sunday when the cook returned, she found the door to her residence locked from the inside and there was no response to her knocks. He then reported to the judge’s guards.
“I arrived at the scene after we got the information. We managed to open a window and found that the judge was already dead, ”said the SP.
Preliminary police investigation appears to suggest that he died by suicide as all doors were locked from the inside while guards were present at the door of the residence.
Staff and some other acquaintances claimed that she was depressed after her husband died last year, after which she had been alone, the SP said.