Basant Avenue directors booked for abetting man’s suicide

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 11:26 IST

A week after a 50-year-old property dealer allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train, the local police have booked a leading coloniser and his two sons for driving him to take the extreme step.

The accused have been identified Vijay Aggarwal and his sons, Amit Kumar and Dinesh Kumar. They are directors of a major township in the city, Basant Avenue.

Kamal Sahni, a resident of Basant Avenue, had allegdly committed suicide by jumping before a running train near Grain Market, behind Arora Cinema, around a week ago.

During investigation, the railway police found a suicide note from Sahni’s pocket wherein he stated that Vijay and his sons had been harassing him over a property dispute, and he was committing suicide due to them.

Sahni’s family alleged that despite the suicide note, the railway police were dilly-dallying action in the case.

It was only after the family approached the senior police officials that a case under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the trio on Saturday.

Sub-inspector Inderjit Singh, station house officer (SHO) at the GRP police station, said that the police had launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.

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