Jehan Numa hotel owner dies by suicide

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Nadir Rashid, owner of one of Madhya Pradesh’s landmark hotels Jehan Numa Palace and a member of the Nawab family, died by suicide on Wednesday morning at his residence in Bhopal district, police said.

Bhopal deputy commissioner of police Riyaz Iqbal said the chairman of the Jehan Numa Group shot himself in the washroom with his licensed rifle.

“Rashid shot himself with his licensed rifle in a washroom of his house — Shamla Kothi — in Nadir Colony of Shyamala Hills area. The family informed the police about the incident at around 11 am,” Iqbal said, adding that the 73-year-old was “undergoing treatment for acute depression due to some medical issues”.

According to the police, no suicide note was found from the spot.

“The body has been sent to Hamidia hospital for post-mortem examination, and the forensic team has gone through Rashid’s residence for any evidence of foul play.