Preity Zinta’s cousin Nitin Chauhan commits suicide by shooting himself

Actress Preity Zinta�s cousin Nitin Chauhan committed suicide after he shot himself with a pistol in his vehicle in Shimla on Friday.

Preity Zinta’s cousin Nitin Chauhan commits suicide by shooting himself

Actress Preity Zinta’s cousin Nitin Chauhan committed suicide after he shot himself with a pistol in his vehicle in Shimla on Friday.

The mishap took place allegedly due to harassment from his wife and in-laws, reported Hindustan Times.

Police recovered two suicide notes, one from the car and the other from home. Sources said the victim blamed his wife and in-laws for driving him to suicide. “The victim and his wife had separated two years ago. The case regarding legal separation was pending in the court,” a senior police official told Hindustan Times, adding, “The hearing of the case was on Friday.”



In both suicide notes, of four pages each, Chauhan blamed his wife and in-laws of harassing him by filing false cases. He also accused them of not allowing him to meet his son.

Police reports said that Chauhan shot himself in the head with a pistol. No one heard any sounds but in the morning, the family members informed the police after they saw blood near a car.


A case has been registered against Nitin's in-laws and the weapon has been sent for forensic examination. The weapon used for committing suicide is not of the victim. Police have sent the weapon for forensic examination. The family in their statement revealed that they do not possess any weapon. Police have sent his phone for forensic investigation to dig out call details and other information.