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Aug 08, 2012 at 06:00pm IST

MDLR ex-staffer suicide: Gopal Kanda admits he funded Geetika's MBA

New Delhi: No arrests have been made yet in connection with the suicide of former MDLR airline employee Geetika Sharma, but the Gurgaon police have sent a notice to former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda to join the investigation. Kanda has admitted that he had funded Geetika's MBA and knew her family.

Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep sardesai, Kanda, however, claimed he had nothing to do with Geetika's suicide. "I don't have any relations with Geetika's family, but I know her family. I just simply helped Geetika do her MBA by funding the course."

Kanda added, "Even my daughter who is 19 years of age is the director of a company, so why would I object to Geetika when she was made the director at 23 years of age?"

Stressing that he had nothing to do with Geetika's suicide, Kanda said, "Somebody is misguiding Geetika's family."

The 23-year-old Geetika Sharma allegedly committed suicide on Sunday and in her suicide note accused Kanda and MDLR official Aruna Chaddha of harassing her.

Geetika's brother Ankit said they want justice and demanded a CBI probe into the case. He alleged that Kanda wanted Geetika to sign a bond through which she would get sponsorship for her MBA but she would have to work in his company without pay.

Kanda, an independent MLA from Sirsa, resigned as Haryana's Minister of State for Home Affairs, Urban Bodies and Industry and Commerce, on Sunday evening.