Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 22, 2014 23:28 IST

The 29-year-old daughter of the principal of a prominent South Delhi school was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her father’s official residence in the school campus on Tuesday night.

The police recovered a two-line note in which the deceased claimed responsibility for the extreme step.

Police investigations and the initial autopsy report confirms that Anjana Saini — the daughter of Dr DR Saini, the principal of the RK Puram branch of the Delhi Public School (DPS) — died due to hanging.

Family members told the police that Anjana could have taken her own life as she was upset that she was not getting married. They said she was visibly depressed over the past 3-4 months at her inability to find a match.

"She was depressed because no match could be finalised, but we never thought she would take such a drastic step,” said Sahil Malhotra, a family friend.

The police said that they were informed about the incident after Anjana’s body was brought to South Delhi’s Fortis Hospital around 9pm on Tuesday. Being a suspected case of suicide, the body was referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where she was declared dead on arrival.

“It is an unfortunate incident and we are investigating it thoroughly. The investigation will proceed as per law after we receive the post-mortem report,” said BS Bassi, Delhi police commissioner.

The Saini family conducted Anjana’s funeral at the Lodi Colony crematorium soon after AIIMS released the body.

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