Family members of the 28-year-old Sangrur man who had committed suicide after being harassed by an immigration consultancy firm on Saturday met police officials in SAS Nagar seeking action against the employee of the firm.
On Wednesday, Sukhwant Singh (28) hailing from Sangrur had committed suicide by allegedly consuming poisonous substance outside the office of the SAS Nagar-based immigration consultants-Rudraksh Group Overseas Solutions. He was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared dead.
“He had borrowed Rs 2.5 lakhs from a money lender (aarthiya) on interest to pay immigration consultants for visa. They failed to arrange for his visa and delayed the refund of money on which the interest was adding up,” brother of the victim Baljeet Singh said.
“He had made several visits to the firm for more than two years for refund but to no avail. Even on Wednesday, he had gone to collect money but when the immigration company failed to refund the money, he consumed poison,” Baljeet added.
In a meeting with senior cops, the family named an employee of the immigration consultancy firm and sought action against him.
“My brother should get justice and we are pinning hope on the cops to take action against the persons who are responsible for his death so that his soul may rest in peace,” Baljeet added.
“The family had named certain employees. Guilty will not be spared and would be brought to book,” said SAS Nagar SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.
Aspirants making beeline
After the suicide, a number of aspirants who have applied for visa through the firm are making beeline to the office to seek refund.
“The suicide is a wake up call for us. My daughter had applied for a Visa through them but they failed to get the same. Furthermore they have been delaying the refund of money. So I am here to take a refund as I do not want my daughter to meet the same fate as the Sangrur youth,” said a person hailing from Patiala.
Another applicant from Ludhiana, “I have been waiting for more than two years to get my papers processed but the company has failed to do so and for refund I have been making rounds. They have now assured me of refund after the suicide and called me next week.”