Deception in love drove a 21-year-old girl to commit suicide by jumping into the Bhakra main line canal here.
As per details, the girl had taken the extreme step some days back, but the dead body was fished out on Monday from a canal at village Buta Singh Wala after a three-day search by police.
The deceased, identified as Mona, has left a suicide note in which she has accused Balwinder Kumar of exploiting her physically for two years on the pretext of marrying her.
Police recovered the suicide note from her purse which she had left at the showroom where she worked.
The deceased lived with her aunt in Patiala. The accused lived in the same locality.
Krishna, the victim's sister, told police that Mona was upset for the past three weeks; on September 19 she left for her job but did not return.
"She was upset with Balwinder who after having a long affair refused to marry her."
A case under section 306 of IPC has been registered against the accused and a manhunt has been launched to nab Balwinder who is at large. The body has been sent for post-mortem.