ITANAGAR, Oct 21 - The circumstantial evidence and the forensic report into the cause of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul�s death show there are �99 per cent chances� that he committed suicide, State DGP S Nithiyanandam said today.
IGP Naving Payeng said the Capital district SP had received the report of Pul�s viscera test from the Guwahati-based Forensic Science laboratory last week.
�There are 99 per cent chances that he committed suicide,� State DGP S Nithiyanandam said.
The 47-year-old leader�s body was found hanging in the official CM bungalow here on August 9, less than a month after he had to quit as CM following the July 13 Supreme Court verdict.
Denying that he had given any press statement ruling out foul play in his death, Payeng said the report did not find presence of any poisonous evidence and confirmed it was a case of suicide.
However, all reports would be sent to the court, whose verdict on the cause of death would be final, he categorically stated.
Adding to the mystery, a handwritten 60-page note was found near Pul�s body, titled �My Thoughts�, which was sealed by the police.
A case of unnatural death was registered and the State Government had ordered a magisterial inquiry.
The sudden death had caused a stir in this Himalayan State�s already volatile politics and led hundreds of Pul supporters to take to the streets, alleging foul play and demanding a CBI inquiry.
Election Commission on October 17 announced by-election to the Hayuliang Assembly constituency � which fell vacant after Pul�s death � to be held on November 19. PPA and BJP are planning to announce a joint candidate for the seat while Pul�s third wife Dasanglu Pul is a frontrunner. � PTI