Karnataka CM’s political secretary N R Santosh attempts suicide | Bengaluru News – Times of India
BENGALURU: N R Santosh, the political secretary to chief minister BS Yediyurappa, is said to have attempted suicide at his Dollars Colony residence in Bengaluru on Friday.
Santosh was found unconscious by his family members in the evening in his reading room. He was rushed to MS Ramaiah hospital nearby. While police said he was critical, the hospital did not respond to queries.
According to police sources, Santosh is suspected to have consumed sleeping pills, the quantity of which is not known. The CM visited Santosh in the hospital later in the night.
“I had met him in the morning. We went out for a walk. I have no idea why he did this. I hope he recovers,” Yediyurappa told journalists near the hospital.
A relative of Yediyurappa, Santosh’s political fortunes were going through a stormy phase as questions were being raised about his clout with the CM and his family. He was appointed political secretary to the CM in May this year. He had played a key role in ensuring the fall of the JD(S)-Congress government last year.