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Another day of tragedies: LPU student, two others end lives

punjab Updated: Jun 04, 2016 15:39 IST
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Three suicides were reported from the region.(Representative image)

Perturbed over attaining average percentage in his BTech final year exam, a student of Lovely Professional university (LPU) Ajit Maurya (23), a native of Uttar Pradesh, committed suicide by consuming Celphos tablets in a room of Parkash Hotel near the bus stand on Friday.

SHO, Model Town police station, Nirmal Singh, said a friend of the victim said, he was preparing for IAS examination, but he went in depression after the results in which he got 60% marks which were not as per his expectations.

The SHO said that he had booked the hotel’s room on Thursday evening and on Friday morning, he did not open the room until 12pm after which the hotel staff opened the room with a duplicate key and informed the police.

The body was shifted to the civil hospital and further action would be taken accordingly after Maurya’s parents arrive here. No suicide note was recovered from the hotel room.

Boy hangs himself from ceiling fan

Amrit Sharma, 16, a resident of Amar Garden, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home when he was alone on Friday morning. He was a student of Class 9 in a private school and was doing a part-time job as a compounder in a clinic.

In the suicide note, Amrit has apologised to his parents for the extreme step being taken by him. “I failed to do anything for you (parents) and you used to claim that I am worthless,” wrote Sharma in the note left by him. “I would come back my mother,” Sharma mentioned in the last line of the note.

The police said that the family was living as tenants in a house and his parents had gone to their ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh.

His uncle Jiya Lal, who was living in the same locality, told the police that he came to know about the suicide when he came to hand over the lunch box to Amrit. He said he knocked at the door many times, but no responded. He said that somehow he opened the door and was shocked finding the body hanging with the fan.

He informed the police about the incident. The police shifted the body to the civil hospital for postmortem. However, a case has been registered at police station-8.

Farmer shoots himself dead

Phillaur: A 61-year-old farmer committed suicide after shooting himself with a licenced revolver at his residence on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Nangal village.

As per the Phillaur police, on the basis of the family’s statements, Singh had been under mental depression for the last few days. However, tehexact reasin was not yet known.

Police said that financial condition of Singh and his family was good as he owned agricultural land in the village. Police officials said that they had not recovered any suicide from the spot and a case will be registered after investigation. The body has been handover to the family after postmortem.

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