Aids victim jumps into canal, rescued

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2014 14:33 IST

A 30-year-old man suffering from Aids tried to end his life by jumping into the Sidhwan canal, as he could not afford treatment for the disease, on Monday.

When the victim jumped off from Dugri Bridge at 11am, divers swung into action and saved him from drowning. The victim was later taken to the civil hospital.

According to information, the victim, a resident of Shimlapuri, is living in a rented accommodation with his wife and three children.

Police sources said the victim took the step after his father refused to give him his share in property.
“The victim was depressed as he could not afford the treatment,” sources said.

Investigating officer Charan Singh said a gurdwara had arranged Rs 2.5 lakh for the treatment of the patient.

He added, “The relatives of the victim, who stay in Delhi, had asked him to leave their place following which he came to the city and started living in a rented accommodation on the Jalandhar bypass.”

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