Mystery shrouded the death of a Punjab Police constable, Palwinder Singh, who was found dead in the courtyard of his house at Bal village under the Dhariwal police station in Gurdaspur district in the wee hours on Tuesday.
His wife, Paramjit Kaur, told the police that she and her daughter were sleeping in a room of their house while her husband Palwinder Singh was sleeping in the courtyard of the house. She said that at about 2 am, she heard her husband saying that he was bleeding. She said when she came out of her room, she found that he was lying in a pool of blood.
She said that with the help of her neighbours, she took her husband in a private vehicle to a private hospital in Dhariwal, but doctors refused to admit him. She said that she then took her to the civil hospital, Gurdaspur, where the doctors declared him brought dead. During postmortem of the deceased, doctors reportedly found injury marks on his neck and they informed the Dhariwal police about it.
The police quickly began investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the cop.
On the statement of Harmeet Kaur, daughter of the deceased, the police registered a case against unknown person (s) under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
Superintendent of police Pardeep Malik said that the police had formed a team to trace the cause of the death of the cop. He said that the police questioned the wife of the deceased and her neighbours.