A 17-year-old son of deputy commissioner (DC) of Fazilka committed suicide at his Sector 8 residence in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Sumer Singh Brar, son of Manjit Singh Brar, who had served in Chandigarh administration as director information technology (IT) and director public relations (DPR).
Sumer, student of Class XI in St John’s High School, Sector 26, hanged himself with his pet dog’s collar attached to fan in his room.
The incident came into light around 9.30am when the victim was found hanging by his servant Sohan Singh.
His 20-year-old elder sister, who is pursuing law from Panjab University, was at home, while his mother was in Goa to attend a family function.
The police was informed and the body was rushed to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16 where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Giving details, SHO Sector 3 police inspector Malkit Singh said that Sumer went to sleep in his room around 10pm on Tuesday after taking his dog out, who sleeps in his room only.
In routine, Sumer usually woke up around 7am to take his dog out. However, on Wednesday after he did not wake up and hearing dog barking, Sohan Singh peeped from window and saw his body hanging. He broke the door open, which was locked from inside.
Inspector Malkit Singh said that there were no visible injury marks on the body and they have ruled out any foul play. The police have started inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC in this connection. The police are yet to ascertain reasons behind the suicide.
According to police, the family members told them that the victim was lively by nature and was not under any stress. He was to appear for practical examination on Wednesday.
The body was handed over to the family after postmortem and was taken by family to their native place in Moga in Punjab for cremation.
Mobile phone seized
The police have taken mobile phone of the victim in custody to gather clues. Inspector Malkit Singh said that mobile phone is locked and they will take assistance of the technical team for relocking it and will scan the call details and messages. He further said that there was no other electronic gadget in the room.