A 23-year-old Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) student committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan in Patiala on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Amanpreet Kaur, of Moga. She was doing internship at the Government Dental Medical College in Patiala.
Investigation officer (IO) Gurpinder Singh said that the deceased was temporarily residing in Rose Avenue Colony and the matter came to light when the owners of the house found her body hanging to the fan. They informed the police immediately and called her parents to inform them about her death.
IO Gurpinder Singh said that on statement of the deceased’s father, Balwinder Singh, police have started investigation and have registered a case under Section 174 (police to enquire and report on suicide, etc) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and handed over the body to her family after post mortem.
“Her father told the police that she took the extreme step due to depression,” said the investigating officer.
She had recently got engaged to a BDS student, who is presently doing postgraduation in the same course at the Government Dental Medical College.