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Watch | After man blames in-laws in Facebook video before ‘suicide’, 6 booked for abetment in Nabha

In the video, Harpreet says that he was beaten by his in-laws and police, and was being threatened to frame him and his family in a dowry case; and held Renu Bala (his mother-in-law), Manju (his aunt-in-law), Arun Kumar, Lucky, another aunt in-law and her son responsible for his death.

punjab Updated: Apr 01, 2017 00:02 IST
HT Correspondent
Harpreet Singh of Bhawanigarh Road in Nabha.
Harpreet Singh of Bhawanigarh Road in Nabha.(FB video grab)

The police have booked six persons from Malerkotla and Ahmedgarh for allegedly driving Harpreet Singh, of Bhawanigarh Road in Nabha, to suicide.

Daljeet Singh, brother of Harpreet, said that his brother left home and left a suicide note on Thursday. After some time, Daljeet came to know of a Facebook video in which his brother was seen near a canal, blaming his mother-in-law and five others for his death.

In the video, Harpreet says that he was beaten by his in-laws and police, and was being threatened to frame him and his family in a dowry case; and held Renu Bala (his mother-in-law), Manju (his aunt-in-law), Arun Kumar, Lucky, another aunt in-law and her son responsible for his death.

“Seeing the video, we rushed to Rohti Canal, when a friend guessed the place to be Bhakra Canal. So, we rushed there and found his motorcycle and mobiles,” said Daljeet.

They approached Bakshiwala police, who started search for the body. Police has not recovered the body yet. The case was transferred to Nabha police who booked the six accused.

Daljeet said that Harpreet had gone to see his four-month-old son at Malerkotla, who was said to be ill, on Wednesday.

“When we called him to ask about his son’s health, he was crying for help and called us to free him. When we reached Malerkotla, the accused abused us and threatened to frame us in a dowry case,” said Daljeet.

He said that his another brother was manhandled by the local police as well and money was demanded for allowing Harpreet to meet his son, once a month. After he agreed to the terms, they brought his brother back and the next day they came across the suicide note.

Nabha station house officer (SHO) Bikar Singh said police is investigating into the matter and the accused have been booked under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code.