Magisterial probe ordered as woman dies at police post

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2015 14:27 IST

A 28-year-old woman, who was called by the police to assist in nabbing the accused in the Sector-26 firing incident, died at the Bapu Dham police post on Tuesday. Jagjeet Kaur, a Fazilka resident, was taken to GMSH-16, where she was declared brought dead, said the police.

The call details of accused Manoj, who had shot at a truck driver at a dhaba in Sector 26 on Sunday, had revealed that he was constantly in touch with the woman, due to which she, along with her brother, Parminder Singh, came to the Sector 26 police station after the police asked them to join probe.

Police sources said the woman fainted when a female constable took her to washroom. A senior police official said there was no foul play as her brother was also present and was talking over his phone. “Brother’s statement has been recorded before SDM (east) Danish Ashraf and a probe will be held by a magistrate,” he added.

The body had turned pale because of which poisoning was suspected. According to another theory, Manoj had kept her in the dark about his divorce and other woman friends, because of which she was in a shock and that could have led to her death. SSP Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill said a board of doctors would conduct the post-mortem and a magisterial probe would be held. SDM (east) refused to disclose the statement of woman’s brother.

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