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Delhiite commits suicide in Vaishnodevi base camp

The reasons for him taking the extreme step were not known. A case has been registered and investigations are on.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 14:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

A22-year-old youth from Delhi on Thursday midnight allegedly committed suicide at Katra-the base came of Shri Mata Vaishno Devipilgrimage.

The deceased has been identified as one Brajesh Kumar son of BrijMohan and resident of J-58 Seemapuri, Delhi.

Giving details, SHO police station Katra, inspector SS Sambyal told Hindustan Times that "the deceased reached Katra and booked a room at Hotel Vaasu.

On Wednesday, Brajesh went to the holy Shrine and returned on Thursday night to the Hotel after paying obeisance at the shrine."

"As per the statements of the staff of the Hotel, the deceased entered the room and locked itfrom inside. After few hours, when the staff of the hotel spotted no service call from that room, they knocked the room but no one responded, following which the staff informed the police that broke open the door of the room and saw the body hanging with a rope tied with the ceiling of the room," SHO Sambyal said adding that "the family members of the deceased have been informed and inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPc has been
initiated to ascertain the cause of death.

First Published: Dec 15, 2006 10:07 IST