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Veteran Tripura CPM leader commits suicide

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, Dec 28 - The body of veteran CPI(M) leader and former Deputy Speaker of Tripura Assembly Sunil Kumar Chowdhury was found hanging from a tree at his residence in Sabroom town, about 140 km from here.

86-year-old Chowdhury, a five-time MLA, committed suicide yesterday. He was cremated with full State honours at his home in Sabroom in the South Tripura district today.

In a suicide note, the police said he had mentioned of unbearable pain from his diseases as the cause behind taking such a step. Chowdhury was suffering from old-age problems.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is presently in Kolkata, in a condolence message, said Chowdhury�s death was an irreparable loss to the party.

A press statement issued by Tripura unit of CPI(M) said �The party will always remember his contributions with deep respect. He was an example of a good organiser and always worked for communal harmony and peace.�

Chowdhury was a member of the undivided CPI since 1953 and joined the CPI(M) in 1964.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters and a son. � PTI

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