Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul’s son, Shubanso Pul has been reportedly found dead under suspicious circumstances at his apartment in Brighton, Sussex in the UK. He was the son of Late Pul’s first wife Dangwimsai Pul.
Kalikho Pul (20 July 1969 – 9 August 2016) was an Indian politician and acting chief minister of the Northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh for a brief period in 2016.
With the support of a few elected members of the Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kalikho Pul assumed chief ministership of Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Supreme Court of India ruled against this appointment on several grounds.
On 9 August 2016, Kalikho Pul allegedly hanged himself at his official residence in Itanagar. Pul’s supporters protested in Itanagar demanding an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
While his mother Dangwimsai had sought an inquiry of Kalikho’s death by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and has also moved the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the allegations of massive corruption mentioned in her husband’s suicide note, the Bharatiya Janata Party gave the party ticket to his third wife Dasanglu Pul, to contest the bye-elections from Hayuliang, Pul’s constituency. She won the elections.