A retired army havildar has moved the district court seeking permission to take his own life over the issue of his wife having an illicit relationship with his neighbour.
Satpal Singh of Mangwal village filed the application before the sessions judge Balveer Singh and demanded permission to end his life saying that he could not bear the stigma as his wife Ramandeep Kaur (33) had an illicit affair with his neighbour Jagtar Singh (62), who is the father of four children.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Satpal said, "After hearing my application out,Judge saab told me that the court cannot permit anybody to take their own life, but the court will work to provide you justice."
The court has also provided him a government lawyer Sukhbir Singh Punia. Satpal said, "I have submitted a recording of conversations between my wife and Jagtar, now I will submit all the documents to my lawyer."
Satpal also accused the police for not taking action on his complaint filed on July 31 in the Sangrur (sadar) police station via 181 helpline number.
"Despite being a soldier of the Indian army, I had to make several rounds of the police station but nobody took my complaint seriously; now I have to move to the court for justice," he added.
Satpal married Ramandeep at Dhuri in the year 2000 and has two sons.