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Noida suicide - cops look for TV channel executives

india Updated: Sep 21, 2007 03:28 IST

Police were on the lookout for two executives of a TV news channel named in a suicide note by reporter Priya Singh, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a house here even as the channel on Thursday expressed "surprise" over the incident.

Handwriting experts were examining the suicide note found in the Sector 19 flat yesterday to verify whether was that of 23-year-old Priya while the post-mortem report has confirmed she died of "aspixiation due to hanging", police officials said.

They said a police team was sent to arrest the two executives, output editor Tapan Bharati and executive producer Umesh, but they were not in their houses.

The body of Priya, who was earlier an anchor in the TV channel, was cremated at Antim Niwas in this city after her parents arrived from Jammu and Kashmir where her father Babban Singh, an army officer, is posted.

The police had also questioned the landlord of the house shared by Singh and her friend Tanuja, a software engineer, and some colleagues at the TV channel, the officials said.

A channel spokesman said they were "surprised to see the names" of the two executives on the suicide note. "Priya never complained about any executive or anybody else to the director or other staff. She never gave any inkling of any resentment with any member," he said.

The family who hails from Lucknow has demanded a thorough investigation into Priya's death.