The Amritsar city police on Friday booked three persons in connection with the death of a bus conductor with the Punjab Roadways, who died after consuming allegedly poison-laced food in September.
Gurpreet Singh Gopy of Tarn Taran, Sukhraj Singh and Vinod Kumar, alias, Sonu, both residents of Chheharta, have been booked under Sections 304-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the A Division police station in connection with the death of Jaskaran Singh.
Investigating officer sub-inspector Shiv Nath of the A Division police station said the police had received a complaint that the deceased was a conductor with Punjab Roadways from Ferozepur.
"In September, Jaskaran threw a party in a bus at the bus stand after a daughter was born to him. The accused, who are said to be acquaintances, also attended the party. However, after the party Jaskaran complained that he was feeling uneasy, but the accused did not provide first aid to him and left him inside the bus in that condition, where he was found dead the next day,"the investigating officer said.
"The post-mortem of the corpse was conducted in September, but the case was registered after the receipt of the report,"the SI said.
He added that the investigations into the matter were initiated under Section 174 of the CrPc.
He added that efforts were on to arrest the accused. "How were they acquainted with the deceased and what profession they pursue would be ascertained only after their arrest," the officer said.