A 50-year-old woman, identified as Sukhwinder Kaur, collapsed after police raided her house at Bijalpur village, 20 km from Patiala, for the recovery of drugs on a complaint allegedly lodged by some Akali workers that the family was keeping some poppy husk in the house. The family members alleged that the Akali workers had lodged a false complaint against them as they were Congress supporters.
The family has complained to the police accusing Harvinder Singh, a resident of Saidipur village; Harbhajan Singh and Bhupinder Singh, both residents of the village, for lodging a false complaint against them.
The complaint against the family had been lodged on helpline number 181 by the accused persons. However, the police recovered nothing during the raid and returned empty-handed.
Mastan Singh, the deceased woman’s husband, in his complaint to the police, stated that after the police did not find anything and went back, the accused persons came to their house and started threatening them for supporting the Congress.
“As they were using rough language, my wife suddenly collapsed and when we rushed her to the civil hospital at Samana, doctors declared her brought dead. The accused were regularly harassing our family and asking us to vote for the Akali Dal.”
A case was registered under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sadar Samana police station. No arrest has been made so far.
Station house officer (SHO) Harvinder Singh Khaira said the body of the woman was handed over to the family after postmortem and investigations are on in the case to trace the truth.