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West Bengal civic polls: Independent candidate commits suicide after losing poll

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Ranaghat, August 18: An Independent candidate representing from Cooper's Camp Notified Area in Nadia district of West Bengal has ended her life at her residence on Friday, her husband said.

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Nadia superintendent of police Shees Ram Jhajaria, when contacted, said, "Though we received no complaint, the reason of her death would come to light only after receiving the autopsy report."

38-year-old Supriya Dey, an ex TMC Councillor, who had contested as an Independent candiadte from Ward number 1 of the notified authority in Nadia district, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some tablets at her home, her husband said.

She was rushed to Kalyani JNM Hospital where she died, he said. The body was sent for autopsy. Her husband said, he will not lodge any police complaint.

On hearing the news, local leaders and workers of TMC visited the hospital.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) continued with its political dominance in West Bengal by sweeping on Thursday the elections to all the seven civic bodies that went to the polls last week.

PTI

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