New Delhi, Feb 15: Tragedy strikes Geetika Sharma family again. Former airhostess Geetika Sharma's mother Anuradha has committed suicide today in her Ashok Vihar residence. Geetika had committed suicide in 2012 after alleged harassment by Haryana legislator and former minister Gopal Kanda.
Since the trial began in the abetting Geetika's suicide, Geetika's family had been alleging that Kanda was pressurising them to withdraw the complaint against him.
Twenty-three-year-old Geetika, who was found dead at her Ashok Vihar residence in northwest Delhi on August 5, 2012, had in her suicide note said that she was ending her life due to 'harassment' by Kanda and his aide Aruna Chaddha, co-accused in the case. They both have, however, denied the charge.
The police have alleged that Kanda was obsessed with Geetika. In 2006, she joined his airline, MDLR, when she was in her teens. After the airline closed, she moved to Dubai to work with Emirates Airlines. According to Geetika's family, Kanda allegedly forged letters to ensure her return to India and blackmailed her to work for him.