A court here on Thursday acquitted suspended Punjab Police officer Mohan Lal, who was booked for abetting the suicide of a 23-year-old woman in May this year.
Additional district and sessions judge Parminder Pal Singh pronounced the verdict after all witnesses, including the victim's father and maternal uncle, had turned hostile.
Mohan Lal, who was then posted as Batala superintendent of police (headquarters), was booked after Gurdaspur native Loveleen Kaur committed suicide by jumping off his sixth-floor flat in Rishi Apartments, Zirakpur, on May 17.
Deposing before the court, Loveleen's father, Lakhwinder Singh, who is a head constable in the Punjab Police, said that his daughter had committed as she was under stress over her exams.
Earlier, the SP was booked after Lakhwinder Singh had lodged a complaint with Zirakpur police, alleging that his daughter was allegedly confined and raped by Mohan Lal in his Zirakpur flat for around a year on the pretext of getting her a job. He also filed a filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court, demanding a CBI probe into the case.