Last rites of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul will be held with full state honours today at Hayuliang, the constituency he represents.
Pul allegedly committed suicide at the chief minister’s official residence here on Tuesday, weeks after he was ordered by the Supreme Court to step down after a brief stint.
The mortal remains of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister were taken his native village Hawai in remote Anjaw district bordering China on Wednesday where his family and well-wishers paid their respects.
BJP MLA from Tezu Mahesh Chai accompanied the body of Pul along with his relatives in a helicopter which took off at 7:30 AM for Hayulian as hundreds of supporters of the leader gave a tearful adieu to him.
The state government has declared a three-day state mourning and a holiday today for the last rites.
Pul is survived by three wives and seven children.