Itanagar, Aug 9: Former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul committed suicide at the chief minister's residence in capital city. This has been confirmed by Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein.
Kalikho Pul, the former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh was found dead at his residence this morning.
Police also recovered a suicide note from his room where he was found hanging from a ceiling fan.
"He was found hanging in his room.. He has apparently committed suicide," former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was quoted as saying.
"The government will lead an inquiry in to the case after the post-mortem report," he added.
Tuki condoled his death and extended party's support to family in grief.
Pul served as chief minister for a period of four-and-a-half months in early 2016, but had to resign in the wake of an adverse Supreme Court verdict announced in July 2016.
Pul, who represented Hyuliang constituency in eastern Arunachal Pradesh, had been winning from the constituency for last five terms.
He had served in various capacities in the Arunachal Pradesh cabinet including as the finance minister, power minister and tribal affairs minister.
FLASH: Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul found dead.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
It is sad & really unfortunate that young leader Kalikho Pul is no more with us: Ex Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
May God give strength to his family; a loss for entire Arunachal Pradesh. Cong family is with his family in this moment of grief: Nabam Tuki— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul passes away in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/3rmRuo2KA3— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock at the untimely & tragic demise of Kalikho Pul.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
Extending her condolences to the family of Shri Pul. She prayed for the peace of the departed soul.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
He was staying in CM's House, maybe loneliness crept into him. When your mind is empty, its a devils workshop: Ninong Ering #KalikhoPul— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
As per his last conversation with him, he was positive about the state. He said he was sure people will choose him again: Ninong Ering— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2016
Shocked and deeply saddened at the untimely demise of Kalikho Pulji. My heart goes out to his family & loved ones— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 9, 2016
(With inputs from IANS)