A 27-year-old assistant pilot with a private airline was found hanging from a ceiling fan under mysterious circumstances at his residence in southwest Delhi's Najafgarh on Friday afternoon.
The victim, identified as Neeraj Lamba, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the bedroom of his Prem Nagar residence by his mother, police said. What drove Lamba to death could not be ascertained, as no suicide note was found.
Sources said Lamba was upset because his family wanted him to get married though he was not ready for it. A senior police officer said family members of Lamba took him to Ayushman Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. The hospital then informed the police.
Family members told the police that Lamba's mother had gone to a neighbour's house at 1 pm and when she returned at 1.45 pm she called for him to have lunch.
When nobody answered the knocks at his room's door, she called the neighbours who broke open the door.
A senior police officer said Lamba may have been under some stress. He said the police are questioning the assistant pilot’s family and friends to know why the 27-year-old killed himself.
Lamba had got the job with a private airline just one year ago, and according to his family, he was not under any stress rather he was very happy.