Amritsar: Accusing cops of inaction, man attempts suicide at police commissioner’s office

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: May 07, 2015 08:46 IST

Accusing the Amritsar city police of inaction and frustrated by making endless rounds to the office of Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh, a Pawan Nagar resident, Rakesh Kumar, attempted suicide at the police commissioner’s office on Wednesday.

Although Aulakh was not present in the office when the suicide bid was made, alert cops acted promptly and snatched a bottle of kerosene from Rakesh and overpowered him to avert the damage.

Rakesh was about to pour the kerosene on himself when the cops overpowered him and took him in a room. Rakesh was accompanied by wife and kids to the police commissioner’s office.

Later talking to mediapersons, Rakesh said, “My brother Rajinder Kumar has been harassing me and my family members since long.
I have given about 10 applications at the office of police commissioner and almost the same number of applications at the offices of DCP and deputy commissioner, but no action was taken.”

Kumar alleged that his mother had disowned Rajinder, still he was harassing them and demanding a share in the house.

“I decided to take the extreme step, because I am frustrated and harassed,” he said.

However, police officials heard Rakesh patiently and assured him that his complaint would be addressed.

Talking to Hindustan Times, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, City-1) Parampal Singh said: “Rakesh Kumar accused his brother of harassing him and his family. We are looking into the complaint and due action will be taken.”

Compromise reached, SHO ASI transferred

Later, a compromise was reached between Rakesh and his brother. The ADCP said, “A compromise was struck between Rakesh and his brother in the evening. It was a family dispute and police helped them sort it out with the help of neighbours.”

“We had transferred the SHO of the Mohkampura police station Kulbir Singh and ASI Amar Singh to the Police Lines police station for not taking action in time even after the police commissioner had directed the SHO,” the ADCP added.

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