Bengaluru: Suicide attempt by CM's PS - Congress demands probe, claims he was being 'blackmailed'


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Nov 29: The case related to the suicide attempt of N R Santhosh, political secretary to chief minister Yediyurappa, has taken a political colour, with Congress and BJP leaders hurling accusations at each other.

KPCC president D K Shivakumar has demanded a thorough investigation into the suicide attempt. "Investigation needs to be done with regard to the incident. There is a secret video behind this," he told reporters.


N R Santhosh

Shivakumar further pointed fingers at BJP leaders of the state and said, "A secret video is the reason for the suicide attempt by Santhosh. He was being blackmailed using that video. Information is available that the CD in question has been sent to New Delhi and has reached the hands of top brasses of the party."

Refuting Shivakumar's allegations, minister K S Eshwarappa said, "The statement given by D K Shivakumar is idiotic. He should be ashamed to give such a statement. Let him release the copy of the video if he has one."

Meanwhile, home minister Basavaraj Bommai said that comprehensive inquiry will be conducted into the case.

Santhosh's wife Jahnavi said that her husband was upset with recent political developments. "Santhosh was extremely tense from Friday morning. The recent political developments had upset him. There are no issues in the family and it is only the political matters that are worrying him."

Santhosh, who is undergoing treatment in the hospital, has recovered and been shifted to general ward.

A case of attempted suicide has been registered against him in Sadashivanagar police station. Police said that they will take his statement once he recovers. Dr Naresh Shetty, president of M S Ramaiah hospital said that his condition is stable.

 

 

  

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    He is so in law of yeddys sister......santosh was given more responsibility by cm as he is his close relative this might have made others jealous of him.
    BJP is always talking about Congress and power are with only Gandhi's.
    What they are doing? Dynasty politics?

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    What happened to Dr Parameshwarappa's PA or Accountant???

    DisAgree [5] Agree [16] Reply Report Abuse


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