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Chhattisgarh: Former BJP minister Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia’s body found hanging, police say suicide note found in his pocket

In a shocking incident, the former Chhattisgarh minister and BJP leader Rajinder Pal Singh’s body was found hanging from a fan at his home on Sunday. His residence is in Rajnandgaon district, and it was suspected that it was a case of suicide.

According to the latest report, Rajnandgaon Additional SP Pragya Meshram confirmed that the former State Minister Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia committed suicide by hanging himself.

She further said that a suicide note was also found in his pocket. In the note, he wrote that he is committing suicide because of his health conditions.

Rajinder was 72 and his health condition was not well. According to reports, he also tested positive for coronavirus this year in March and his health condition was deteriorating ever since then. He was serving in the Chhattisgarh government and he was the in-charge of the commerce and industry department as a junior minister.

Bhatia was three-time MLA from Khujju Assembly constituency in Rajnandgaon district. He was survived by his son and Bhatia also lost his wife a few years ago. His son works at a private hospital in Raipur.

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Earlier, Rajinder was the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in BJP, but he later revolted against the party as he was denied an assembly ticket in 2013. After this, he contested as an independent candidate from Khujji state in the state polls. But, later he rejoined the BJP.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, then there are NGOs that can help you out to deal with the trauma. Here are some helpline numbers that you can contact and they will help you out to deal with this– Spandan +91 9630899002, +91 7389366696 24×7, Snehi +91 011 65978181 Daily: 2pm to 6pm New Delhi.)

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