In connection to the Faridkot suicide case two police officers, station house officer (SHO) Gurdip Singh Pandher and assistant sub inspector (ASI) Harphool Singh, have been suspended.
The Faridkot family members Jagtar Singh, Salwinder Kaur, Harbhajan Kaur and Parveen were cremated on Sunday.
The deceased’s family was given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh. Jagtar Singh had committed suicide along with his wife and daughters on Thursday. The police have arrested five people in this case but the sixth accused Gurmeet Singh is yet to be nabbed.
Bodies of the deceased were directly taken to the cremation ground from the mortuary and last rites were performed under heavy police deployment.
Congress leader Inderjit Singh Zira and AAP leader Gurdit Singh discussed the issue with the state administration along with family members of the deceased.
Mandip, daughter of Jagtar, demanded that names of SAD leaders Harjit Singh Bhooluwalan, Jarnail Singh and Balbir Singh be booked for abetment to suicide.
However, Zira and Gurdit Singh convinced the family to perform last rites and accept the compensation. They also stated that the police have assured that investigation will be conducted in an unbiased manner and the guilty persons will be booked.
Inderjit Singh Zira spent the whole day with the family and ensured that cremation was conducted peacefully. He played the role of a mediator between administration and bereaved family.
“What else could have the family done?” stated a relative of the bereaved family on the condition of the anonymity.
The relative further stated they are poor people and cannot afford to fight for justice for long. “They accepted what the leaders offered them but it is sad that mighty people are let off and all political parties join hands to save them,” stated the relative.