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28-year-old Patiala man commits suicide after alleged harassment

punjab Updated: Dec 18, 2016 22:06 IST

Family members of deceased Deepak holding a protest in front of the bus stand in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan HT)

A 28-year-old youth committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance at his residence in local Gandhi Nagar on Saturday. The youth who has been identified as Deepak allegedly committed suicide over humiliation by an Amritsar resident who pasted defaming posters of him and his wife regarding their personal life.

in his locality about his wife and personal life.

The deceased Deepak alias Deepu was married eight months back.

The accused has been identified as Vishal of Amritsar district. As per Deepak’ s family , Vishal used to blackmail the deceased ’s wife. According to police, the deceased committed suicide at around 8 am. He consumed the poisonous Celphos tablet with tea.

One of his friends said that the accused pasted posters in their locality about Deepak and his wife’s sexual relationship. He added that due to the mental trauma, he took the extreme step.

After the incident, the family members and local residents blocked the main gate of the Patiala bus stand demanding immediate arrest of the accused. A case has been registered under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Lahori Gate police station.

Station house officer (SHO), Ranjit Singh said, “Police teams have been sent to nab the accused who is absconding.” “ Following investigations, the truth will be revealed.” said the SHO.