A widow of Murgi Mohalla who has been on a fast unto death at Sukha Singh Mehtab Singh Chowk since May 17 to seek action against persons whose threats had forced her husband to end his life has received support from the Bahujan Samaj Party and it affiliate Luv Kush Sena.
Ranjit Kaur claimed that her husband Kunan Singh, a rickshaw-puller, had returned the money he had borrowed from Mohan Singh, the latter often threatened her husband.
Ranjit Kaur said that unable to bear the tension, her husband consumed some poisonous substance on March 16 and died at Guru Nanak hospital in Amritsar during treatment. On her statement, police had registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against Mohan Singh, wife Kashmir Kaur, son Shamsher Singh and nephew Harwant Singh, they had not been arrested even after passage of two months.
She said that police later registered a cross FIR under Sections 427, 451, 506 and 34 of the IPC against her and her husband on March 21.
Talking to media persons, Luv Kush Sena leader Sanjeev Datiya blaimed the Batala police of shielding the persons who allegedly drove Kunan to commit suicide.
He alleged that to pressurise Ranjit Kaur to call off her fast, the civil police was threatening her with the arrest of her family members against whom the police had already registered a case under Sections 427, 451, 506 and 34 of the IPC. Datiya warned of a dharna against the police if the accused named by the widow were not arrested soon.
Meanwhile, Ranjit Kaur had lost more than 10 kg since last week, and did not talk to the media on Thursday owing to her deteriorating health.