New Delhi, July 14: Veteran journalist and Editor of Dainik Bhaskar Group Kalpesh Yagnik did not die of a heart attack as reported earlier but lost his life after he fell from the terrace of a building in Indore, said Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Police Praised for Making Men Squat on Road for Sexually Harassing Women
Kalpesh Yagnik, 55, passed away early on Friday. Director General of Police Narayan Chari Mishra reportedly said, “Yagnik died after falling from the terrace of a three-storeyed building. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.” Also Read - Oops! TV Reporter Accidentally Uses The F-Word During Live Bulletin | Watch Viral Video
Soon after the Madhya Pradesh police’s statement, several media reports claimed that Yagnik committed suicide. However, no official confirmation on the same has been made by the medical experts. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Harinarayanachari Mishra reportedly said that no suicide note was left behind. Mishra added, “We are investigating the matter to figure out the reason behind his extreme step.” Also Read - Dalit Lives Matter? Farmer-Wife Drink Pesticide After MP Police Destroy Crops, Children Crying Over Their Bodies Leave Twitter Heartbroken
On Friday, reports claimed that Yagnik suffered a cardiac arrest at 10.30 pm on Thursday at the newspaper’s Indore office. Sources alleged that he was immediately taken to Bombay Hospital in Indore where he showed signs of recovery after three hours of treatment. Later it was alleged that Yagnik suffered another major attack and passed away at around 2 am.
Kalpesh Yagnik, an excellent writer and editor on social issues, had been associated with the Bhaskar Group since 1998.