Patna: Upset over her defeat in the panchayat polls, a 35-year-old woman hanged herself in her home in Gaya district of Bihar, police said on Monday.
Meera Devi, a two time panchayat chief of Kormathu village, committed suicide on Sunday after she failed to retain her post.
"She was upset after her defeat in the polls. She locked herself up and ended her life," a police officer at the Belaganj police station said.
It is the first such case in Bihar when a candidate has committed suicide after losing in the panchatyat polls.
The panchayat polls began on April 20 and will end on May 28, by when a total of 262,000 panchayat members will be elected.