Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda was on Thursday denied bail in the Geetika Sharma suicide case by a Delhi court which said further probe was needed in view of a police report that the victim was pregnant in March this year.

The court said there was need to investigate whether there was any connection between the pregnancy and the alleged pressure by Mr. Kanda on Geetika to join his company.

“In the police file, there is report of a private gynaecologist which shows applicant/accused and victim had visited the clinic on March 9, 2012 and the victim was pregnant. This may be one of the cause for her first suicide note dated May 4,” District and Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Sarvaria said.

Taking note of the report of the gynaecologist, the court said, “it may be one of the causes for her to think about suicide and write a suicide note on May 4 but somehow she changed her mind. However, pressure tactics of accused allegedly continued and she was telephonically contacted to join duty,” the court noted.

It also said, “The postmortem report collected during investigation by the IO shows one strange thing that the deceased/victim woman was habituated to sexual intercourse, therefore, the matter requires investigation whether the victim declined to join the services with the accused or was being pressurized to join it for the purpose of her sexual abuse or not.