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Bollywood actress Priety Zinta’s Cousin Nitin Chauhan committed suicide on Friday morning in Shimla.

Chauhan shot himself with a pistol in a vehicle bearing registration number HP 51 2089 near sector 2, new Shimla. Police report said that the suicide victim shot himself on head with a pistol. None heard the sound but in the morning, family members informed police after they saw blood near a car.

Police has also recovered two suicide notes-One from the car other from the home. Sources said the victim has blamed his wife and in-laws for suicide. “Victim and his wife had been living separate for last two years. Case regarding legal separation was pending the court,” a senior police official said, adding, “Hearing of the case was today.”

“In Both suicide notes of four pages each, he has blamed his wife, in-laws of harassing him,” a police officer, who was on the spot, told In both notes, victim blamed in-laws of harassing him by filing false cases. He also accused them of not allowing him to meet his son.

Statement recorded by police said that he was at home last night but when his mother went to his room around midnight, he wasn’t there. She thought, he would have gone for drive. In the morning they saw his vehicle parked roadside and blood near the car.

—Abetment case registered against In-laws

On the basis of suicide note, Police has registered case of abetment to suicide against In-laws and started the investigation. “We have not interrogated anyone but registered a case against those mentioned in suicide note,” a Shimla police officer said.

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