A youth in his early 20s ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan due to alleged police harassment in Jagraon on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Joga Singh, son of a slain policeman.
His mother, Jasvir Kaur, said he had been booked in a false case of molestation. Later, the complainant woman filed an affidavit with the police retracting her statement, she said.
In order to get a government job on compassionate grounds after the death of his father, Joga Singh required a no-objection certificate. Jagraon city police station in-charge inspector Jaswinder Singh Khaira, however, demanded Rs 1 lakh for cancelling the case and issuing the certificate, said the mother.
The inspector has refuted the allegations.
KIN BLOCK ROAD
Demanding a case against the guilty cops, Joga Singh’s family blocked a road near the bus stand for several hours on Tuesday. Superintendent of police Bahadur Singh reached the spot and pacified the protesters.
SECOND CASE IN A WEEK IN DISTRICT
Last week, a shopkeeper based in Ludhiana, Inderpal Ahuja, committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. His suicide note on Facebook stated that he was fed up of police atrocities.