Suspended Corporate Affairs Ministry officer B.K. Bansal, who was arrested for taking a bribe, and his son Yogesh Bansal, committed suicide by hanging themselves from ceiling fans at their apartment. The development comes nearly two months after his wife and daughter committed suicide by hanging themselves from the ceiling fans at their residence in Neelkant Apartments.
The two had left separate suicide notes, saying the “CBI raid” caused “great humiliation” and they did not want to live after that.
According to the police, Bansal, 60, and his 30-year-old son were found hanging in separate rooms by their maid Rachna in their flat in east Delhi.
Father and son were found dead around 8.40 pm on Monday by the house help, who walked in finding the main door unlocked. Mr Bansal was found hanging in his wife’s room and his son Yogesh, in his daughter’s room.
Bansal, who was the Director General of Corporate Affairs, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in July on alleged charges of bribery and attempting to scuttle a probe against a Mumbai-based Elder Pharmaceuticals.
The incident took place months after the offcer’s wife Satyabala, 57, and daughter Neha, 27, had committed suicide on July 19 following interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The CBI has said that it had arrested B.K. Bansal, director genral of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, who was dealing with matters related to alleged violations by a Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company, on charges of bribery. The CBI said during searches at the official’s home, it found Rs. 60 lakh cash, 20 property papers and details of 60 bank accounts.
Granted bail for their funerals, Mr Bansal sounded stoic when he told neighbours: “Life must go on.”
He was released on bail on August 26. He and his son returned to the apartment 10 days ago.