Accused of molesting granddaughter, ex-Uttarakhand Minister shoots self dead


PTI, May 27, 2022, 7:53 PM IST

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Dehradun: Former Uttarakhand minister climbed a water tank and shot himself dead in Haldwani city of Uttarakhand after being accused by his daughter-in-law of molesting his granddaughter.

Rajendra Bahuguna, 59, was booked recently under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the complaint of his daughter-in-law, Senior Superintendent of Police, Nainital, Pankaj Bhatt said.

Bahuguna’s son has filed a complaint against his wife for abetting his father’s suicide.

The suicide incident happened in Haldwani’s Bhagat Singh Colony on Wednesday, Bhatt said.

Bahuguna enjoyed the status of a minister of state for a year from 2004-05 during the chief ministership of N D Tiwari.

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