After the alleged suicide by its candidate Rajan on Friday, the Muktsar unit of the Congress held a protest at the Kotkapura chowk here on Saturday demanding action against the four people accused by the family in the case.
The accused include the candidate of the SAD Rakesh Choudhary, who was elected winner from ward number 29 unopposed.
Rajan, 54, a painter by profession, wanted to contest on the Congress ticket from ward number 29, but after his withdrawal, Rakesh Choudhary was elected unopposed.
"The family alleged that the SAD candidate and three other people had threatened Rajan at gun point and compelled him to withdraw his nomination papers when he went to the district administrative complex to get election symbol. Terrorised by the Akali candidate, he committed suicide out of humiliation on the third day from the incident," said Karan, a Congress leader, addressing the protest rally.
The Congress also alleged that the police were under political pressure and were not registering the first information report (FIR) as per the complaint of the family.
But the Ladhuwala (Fazilka) police post in-charge Devinder Singh said that the police have registered a daily diary report regarding the suicide case and the post mortem report is still awaited. "The action will be taken after the post mortem is received," he said.
The wife of the accused, Asha Rani, and his brother Bobby have accused the rival Akali candidate, who has been elected unopposed, and his three brothers for the suicide by Rajan.
The postmortem of the deceased has been conducted and his body was cremated in Muktar on Saturday. Rajan had committed suicide by jumping into a canal about 15 km from here on Friday.
"Though the police have registered the daily diary report in this regard, we hope the police take action against the accused. The lives of candidates and Congress workers are in danger, but the district administration and the police are not acting upon the complaints by the Congress," said Gurmeet Singh Khudian, district president of the Congress.
Rajan, 54, a painter by profession, wanted to contest on the Congress ticket from ward number 29, but after his withdrawal, Rakesh Choudhary, the SAD candidate was elected unopposed.