Kalikho Pul commited suicide: Another bizarre incident involving Chief Ministers of the stateIn a bizarre and mysterious incidence, Kalikho Pul, who was the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh till July, 2016, committed suicide on 9th August, 2016. He was only 47 years old. It is speculated that he had been suffering from depression since his ouster from the office of Chief Minister in July, 2016.
Incidentally, many people believe that the office of Chief Minister of Arunachal pradesh brings ill-omen. Between April 2011 and August 2016, three of either serving or former Chief Ministers passed away unexpectedly at a relatively young age. On 30 April 2011, then Congress Chief Minister of the state Dorjee Khandu died in a chopper crash near Tsela Pass. He was the father of current Chief Minister Prema Khandu. Dorjee Khandu was 56 years old at the time of his death. Dorjee's successor Jarbom Gamlin too did not live long. Three years later, on 30 November, 2014, Gamlin succumbed to liver thrombosis at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon at the age of 53. However, at the time of death, Gamlin was ousted from the office by a dissident leader, Nabam Tuki. Now, it was the turn of Kalikho Pul.
Perhaps time will throw more light on the unfortunate incident of suicide of the promising young leader, Kalikho Pul.