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Former Punjab CM Beant Singh’s grandon Harkirat Kotali commits suicide

May 29, 2016 | By

Chandigarh: Harkirat Singh (also called Harkirat Kotali), the grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh has reportedly attempted suicide. Harkirat Kotali, who shot himself, was rushed to Chandigarh’s PGIMER hospital on Sunday (May 29) afternoon.

As per certain media reports Harkirat shot himself in the head at their family home located in Chandigarh’s sector 5.

“Harkirat Singh, Grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh shoots himself, admitted to hospital in critical condition”, a news flash by ANI reads.

Harkirat Kotali

Harkirat Kotali

According to an update on AjitJalandhar.Com, website of Punjabi vernacular Rozana Ajit, Harkirat’s condition is stated to be extremely critical.

According to India.Com [t]he injury due to gunshot is likely to prove to be fatal.

UPDATE: According to an update on AjitJalandhar.Com, Harkirat Kotali died at PGIMER.

Punjab Police has reached his home to ascertain the claims of suicide made by his family. No foul play is suspected because it was widely known that Harkirat was battling with depression, and would had taken the extreme step on not being able to handle the mental stress.

Harkirat was an active politician, belonging to Indian National Congress. He was elected as the sarpanch of Kotli village falling in Ludhiana district. His brother Gurkeerat Kotali, an MLA representing the Congress from Khanna constituency.

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