Hearing that his daughter had committed "suicide" by jumping into a canal at Abohar, a man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house at Mandi Gobindgarh on Friday.
Abidosh Kumar, a native of Abohar, worked at a liquor vend at Mandi Gobindgarh and lived at Ram Nagar. When people noticed his body hanging from the ceiling fan they informed the police.
The police started proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to the family.
According to the family, Rolly, daughter of the deceased, was married to Abohar resident Ravi Kumar and the couple did not have cordial relations. Upset over it, the Rolly tried to commit suicide by jumping into a canal in Abohar around 5am on Friday but was saved by passersby. Ravi informed Abidosh over phone that Rolly had committed 'suicide'.