Ilia Eloshvili, Tbilisi Deputy Mayor, was found dead at his home in Tbilisi this morning at the age of 47.
The Interior Ministry told Civil.ge that it has launched a probe under Article 115 of the Criminal Code, involving incitement to suicide.
In a brief statement, Tbilisi City Hall expressed condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased Deputy Mayor. “The passing of Ilia Eloshvili is a great loss for the City Hall of Tbilisi and our city,” it said.
Eloshvili had been the Deputy to Mayor Kakha Kaladze since his first term in 2017. Before that, he was briefly the Minister of Energy of Georgia as well as the Deputy Minister of Energy.