Bhopal: A former Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force, Anjali Gupta committed suicide on Sunday at a relative’s residence by hanging herself from the ceiling fan.
Anjali Gupta, 35, was also the first female officer to get court martialled by the Indian Air Force and she had been found guilty on charges of indiscipline and financial misappropriation.
Anjali had claimed that her superiors had tried to sexually harass her. But a Court of Inquiry constituted to probe the allegations against senior officers concluded that the charges made by Gupta were ‘baseless’.
On December 8, 2005, a military court in Bangalore ordered the dismissal of Indian Air Force Flying Officer Anjali Gupta from service after a GCM (General Court Martial) found her guilty on five of the seven charges against her, including indiscipline, financial irregularities and insubordination and recommended she be cashiered from service. But her punishment was reduced from cashiering to mere dismissal by the Air Chief.
Meanwhile, Anjali’s body has been sent to post-mortem for further examination.