2 youth die of drug overdose at Moga’s Daulewala village
Two youths in their twenties died of drug overdose at Daulewala village in Moga district last week.punjab Updated: Sep 04, 2016 20:31 IST
Two youths in their twenties died of drug overdose at Daulewala village in Moga district last week.
The village, 17km from Moga, is notorious as the drug haven of Punjab with most of the villagers, including children, indulged in drug smuggling.
Sukhchain Singh, 25, of Manava village in Kot Isse Khan was found dead at an isolated place at Daulewala village on Saturday night. In a statement to police, his father Gurdeep Singh said Sukhchain went to see an orthopeadician on Saturday morning at Daulewala but didn’t return. “I and my younger son went to look for him and found him dead at an isolated place,” he said.
Investigating officer Jaswinder Singh said the youth died of drug overdose and the body was handed over to the family after initiating inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Code of criminal Procedure (CrPC) at the Fatehgarh Panjtoor police station.
Earlier on Wednesday, Gurbinder Singh, 20, of Rauke Kalan village also died of drug overdose at Daulewala. In the first information report, his father Thana Singh stated that Gurbinder and his friend Sandeep Singh, an alleged drug peddler, had gone to Daulewala to meet Kishan Kaur, who used to supply drugs. “Gurbinder’s condition deteriorated after taking the drug and he died on way to the hospital,” he said.
Police have registered a case against Kaur and Sandeep under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
There have been incidents when villagers have thrashed policeman when they went to nab drug peddlers. On June 16, twelve people, including a woman, helped a drug peddler escape after thrashing five cops of the anti-narcotic and drug cell. Earlier on June 1, a police team from Fatehgarh Panjtoor was overpowered by the villagers when they went to arrest the proclaimed offender, Tirlok Singh, of Daulewala. As soon as the police took him into custody, the villagers started pelting them with stones.