Mahender Kumar Tokas was a former village head and was known as 'pradhan' in the Munirka Village. He was found dead around 8 a.m. Wednesday in his house at Munirka village in south Delhi with a bullet injury in his right temple.
Tokas's suicide note, written in Hindi, read: "It is very difficult to do noble work here as the government does not allow it. I want to do some more good works in my life but the government is restricting me."
Tokas is survived by his wife and two sons, who run a property business.
Hearing the gun shot, his neighbours and family members rushed inside the room to find him in a pool of blood.
"He was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was declared brought dead," said a police officer.