Paranormal society head Gaurav Tiwari committed suicide: Reports

Delhi: Three days after Indian Paranormal Society founder and CEO Gaurav Tiwari was found dead at his Dwarka flat, the police on Monday said that he committed suicide and there was no foul play involved. According to reports, hours before the Indian Paranormal Society founder Gaurav was found dead, he had apparently visited a girl in West Delhi's Janakpuri who was believed to be possessed by ghosts.

“We do not suspect any foul play since all his family members, including his parents and wife, were present at the flat when he hanged himself in the bathroom from an iron rod used for hanging clothes with a dupatta on Friday morning,” Deependra Pathak, joint commissioner of police (southwest), said.

Investigators are yet to decide on the exact reason of his suicide. However, police are linking Tiwari’s alleged suicide to various circumstances, including personal and family issues. So far no case has been registered.

According to Gaurav's father Uday, “he rarely discussed his paranormal projects with his family but he discussed his last project with them.”

Earlier, Gaurav had been telling his wife that a negative force was pulling him towards itself. She ignored it thinking he was depressed because of the work pressure, said Mr. Uday, who heads a foreign-based startup unit.

Officers probing his death said that Gaurav had no major projects lined up for the future, which left him disturbed.

Gaurav became popular after featuring in TV shows like such as MTV’s Girls’ Night Out with VJ Rannvijay and Haunted Weekends with Sunny Leone. He had also worked in Bollywood films.

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