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.