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Railway employee commits 'suicide after GRP torture'

chandigarh Updated: Mar 12, 2012 19:11 IST
Vishal Joshi
Vishal Joshi
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Humiliated over alleged torture by government railways police (GRP) officials, a railway employee committed suicide at his house here on Monday morning.

Demanding justice, his family disrupted train service on Delhi-Ambala route for nearly 45 minutes Monday evening.

Ranjeev Thakur (30), who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his railway colony house, was allegedly interrogated by Panipat GRP for his reported role in financial bungling of Rs 51,000.

A booking clerk with railways, he was recently posted at Binjhol near Panipat.

The district police is said to have found a suicide note, in which Thakur blamed the GRP police station SHO Lalit Kumar for his death.

Police sources said that in the note, the deceased pleaded innocence and accused GRP of implicating him in a false case.

Demanding justice, family members of the deceased put the body on the tracks at Panipat railway station and did not allow trains to ply on Delhi-Ambala route for nearly 45 minutes this evening.

The blockade was lifted after Panipat deputy superintendent of police Pradeep Sheokand reached the spot and assured of fair investigation in the case.

Deceased's wife Monica told reporters that following registration of a case against unknown persons, his husband was repeatedly called by GRP officials where he was subjected to physical torture.

"On Sunday evening, Ranjeev was summoned by GRP SHO Lalit Kumar at about 7pm and allowed to return home at around midnight. During investigations, my husband was humiliated and beaten by the SHO in the police station for no reason," Monica said.

She said that Ranjeev was under tremendous stress due to inhuman behaviour of the railway police and asked for medicine.

As she returned home during the day, Monica found her husband hanging from the ceiling.

Panipat DSP Sheokand told Hindustan Times that a case had been registered and further investigations were on.

Meanwhile, police sources said that the post mortem would be conducted on Tuesday and expert help would be taken to authenticate handwriting in the alleged suicide note.