A resident of Ganga Apartment in Jalandhar, whose 40-year-old jeweller uncle Vikrant Shoor committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on Thursday night alleging police inaction, has alleged that additional commissioner of police (ACP) threatened him when he phoned him to enquire about the status of case.
In an audio clip released to media, ACP central DD Sharma can be heard threatening Shoor’s nephew Jatin. “Phone band kar. Menu phone na kari tere chittar marne mai (Disconnect the call. Don’t call me again or I’ll slap you)”, ACP said.
The city police had registered abetment of suicide case against 10 persons on the statement of victim’s daughter but no one has been arrested so far.
Ramesh Babbar, his wife Kamlesh Babbar, their daughter-in-law Deepika Babbar of Pathankot, Meena Kumari, her father Ashwani Sehdev, Meenu Sehdev, Mukesh Sehdev, Rahul Sehdev, Rano Sehdev of Batala and Sonia of Jalandhar were booked under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of IPC.
Meanwhile, the family refused to cremate the body till the police arrest accused.
On Thursday late night, angry family members and local residents blocked the old GT road and held a demonstration outside police station-4 for half-an-hour. The situation turned tense when protesters exchanged heated arguments with police officials.
Shoor had left a six-page suicide note in blaming four people Ramesh Babbar, his wife Kamlesh Babbar, their daughter-in-law Deepika Babbar and her father Ashwani Sehdev of mentally torturing him.