Police official commits suicide

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2014 22:51 IST

A policeman, working in the office of the senior superintendent of police (SSP), committed suicide on Monday morning by allegedly jumping in front of a moving train at a railway underbridge crossing near the Bathinda-Mansa road.

The deceased, identified as Jagjit Singh, 57, a resident of Nacchattar Singh Nagar, was working as senior assistant in the accounts department of the SSP's office.

Interestingly, two suicide notes have been reportedly recovered from the deceased. However, neither the family nor the police are ready to make contents of the suicide notes public.

After the incident came to light, the Bathinda government railway police (GRP) station was immediately informed. GRP station house officer Harjinder Singh arrived on the spot and, with the help of Sahara welfare workers, shifted the body to the civil hospital for postmortem.

SHO Harjinder Singh said that on the statement of the victim's sons, Lakhwinder Singh, principal in a private school, and Sukhbir Singh, working with Punjab police, the police have lodged an FIR under Section 174 of CrPC (Police to enquire and report on suicide). The sons said that their father was a drunkard and was out for his usual morning walk, but didn't return till late night.

Meanwhile, Sukhbir went for his duty and Lakhwinder went out to look for his father. He said that he saw his father crossing the track when, suddenly, the train arrived and he was run over under the train.

The police claim that both the sons denied that the handwriting of the suicide notes was their father's.But, they don't doubt anyone as their father never had any enmity with anyone.

Meanwhile, the police have decided to approach the forensic laboratory to check the handwriting of the alleged suicide notes.

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