Panchkula businessman found dead in hotel room in Ludhiana

Tribune press service

Ludhiana, February 27

A Panchkula businessman, Manish Sanghi (35), was found dead at Radisson Blu Hotel on Ferozepur Road here on Saturday. He is believed to have taken his own life as a suicide note was also recovered in which he held 14 people responsible for his death.

Police scan hotel CCTV footage

Police are also checking CCTV footage from the Radisson Blu hotel to see if anyone else entered Manish Sanghi’s room on the day of his death. Images are also purchased for further investigation.

Sarabha Nagar Police have registered a case under Section 306 (Abetting Suicide) of the IPC against 14 people namely Arvinder Singh and his wife Natasha, residents of Gurugram, Rajesh, Delhi Ram, Bominani Raman and his son, residents of Andhra Pradesh, Rajesh Daga, Narinder Gulati, Sandeep of Yamunagar, Kamal Sisodia, Rajiv Sanghi, Shalini Sanghi, Akash Sanghi and Umang Sanghi.

Complainant Shonika Goyal of Panchkula, wife of the deceased, told police that her husband was a big supplier of pipes and supplied pipes across the country.

The defendant owes several million rupees to her husband and every time her husband asked them to pay his money, the defendant threatened him, the plaintiff said, adding that since millions of rupees from her husband were blocked, he was in depression.

On February 21, her husband said he was going to Amritsar for a business meeting and later he went to Ludhiana. On February 25, she received a call from the Sarabha Nagar police station informing her that her husband had been found dead in room 816 of the Radisson Blu hotel.

Police also recovered brown-colored tablets from the room, which are being checked.

Shonika Goyal alleged that her husband committed suicide due to the harassment of the defendant as they were not paying him the money and the law should take strict action against them all.

ASI investigator Jagjit Singh said police would send the suicide note for forensic examination and further investigation had already been initiated.

The SHO, Sarabha Nagar Police Station, SI Jaskanwal Singh Sekhon said a preliminary investigation suggested that Manish committed suicide, but the autopsy report would shed light on the exact cause of death. The tablets recovered from the hotel room would also be sent to the forensic laboratory for verification.

The SHO said the deceased checked into the Radisson hotel room on February 24 and the following day was found dead.

According to the suicide note, all the people mentioned in it had a financial dispute with the deceased and the approximate amount is between Rs 3 crore and Rs 4 crore.

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