Police on Friday booked a colonel on charges of abetment to suicide after an army jawan deputed with him committed suicide on Thursday night in the Cantonment area in Jalandhar
The deceased, Lakhwinder Singh (32), who hailed from Sangyal village in Hoshiarpur district, worked as a cook in the house of Colonel AS Salathya for the past one year. Lakhwinder ended life by hanging himself from a beam.
As per the first information report (FIR), the deceased’s father Joginder Singh alleged that his son called to his brother Tarlok Singh and informed that on Wednesday night he prepared chicken for the colonel which he did not like and used abusive language against him.
Singh alleged that the colonel also threatened to fire his son from job, as a result of which he was under stress.
A case has been registered against the officer under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Inspector Barjinder Singh said the police were yet to make arrest in the case.