New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is likely to hear the anticipatory bail plea of absconding former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, the prime accused in the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma, on Tuesday.

Kanda, former minister of state for home in Haryana, has been on the run since Geetika had allegedly committed suicide. On Monday he had moved to Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail.

The 45-year-old accused, Kanda had moved the Delhi High Court on Monday after his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by a Sessions court on August 9 on the ground that the allegations levelled against him were grave and serious in nature and that his application was without merit.

KTS Tulsi, senior lawyer appearing for Kanda, contended before the court that Sharma was not able to strike a balance between her personal life and work.

"The deceased was a person of hypersensitive nature who was unable to deal with the ordinary petulance or strike a balance between her personal life and work ethics," Tulsi said.

The senior lawyer further argued that the very reading of the suicide notes makes it abundantly clear that the act of suicide on the part of the deceased was not the handy work of sound mind but that of a confused and frustrated individual.

"The deceased was victim of her own inability to deal with normal wear and tear of life and ordinary petulance, tensions and ups and downs of one's existence," Tulsi contended.

The former minister, who owned the MDLR Airlines where the 23-year-old Geetika was earlier employed, was booked for abetment to her suicide and criminal intimidation.

Geetika hanged herself in her North Delhi's Ashok Vihar house on August 5 and left behind a suicide note, blaming Kanda for her extreme step. Her autopsy report on Friday confirmed there was no foul play.

JPN/ Agencies

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