Ram Swaroop Sharma, BJP MP from Himachal, found dead at Delhi residence
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Himachal Pradesh Ram Swaroop Sharma was found dead at his residence in Delhi on Wednesday, police said.
The circumstances of the death are in the initial stages of investigation, police added.
"It looks like a case of suicide, but we are continuing to probe. We'll know better once we have the autopsy report and have questioned people," said Chinmoy Biswal, Delhi Police spokesperson.
Born at Jalpehar village in Mandi on June 10, 1958, Sharma was a two-time MP from the district. He was elected to the 16th and 17th Lok Sabha in 2014 and 2019, respectively.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the 'untimely' death of the leader and praised him for working tirelessly for the betterment of society.
"Shri Ram Swaroop Sharma was a dedicated leader, who was always committed to solving people’s problems. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of society. Pained by his untimely and unfortunate demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this sad hour. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.
Sharma was a member of the standing committee on external affairs and the consultative committee, ministry of external affairs.
Meanwhile, after the death of the BJP MP, the meeting of the BJP parliamentary party to be held today has been cancelled.
(With agency inputs)
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