MUMBAI: Former general secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Mahadev Shelar allegedly committed suicide at his residence in suburban Mulund this afternoon.
Shelar (64), ended his life by hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence at around 2.30 pm, a senior police official said.
Shelar's wife had gone to the market when the incident took place, the official said.
On arriving home she found him hanging, the official said.
He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.
Police have found suicide note from the spot and as per the preliminary investigation illness seems to be the reason that drove him to take the extreme step, another official said.
Police have registered a case of accidental death and further probe into the matter is underway.
Shelar was a lawyer by profession and known for his his calm nature among the party workers.