A 21-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself inside a washroom at Balianwali police station near here on Saturday evening.
Identified as Jasvir Kaur, the victim is a resident of Dadu village in the neighbouring Haryana.
She hanged herself when she, along with her family members and relatives, had gone to the police station to file a missing report of her relative, Balwinder Kaur, 21, a resident of Kotra Kauran Wala village.
Bathinda senior superintendent of police (SSP) Swapan Sharma said the village panchayat, along with victim’s mother and relatives from Kotra Kauran Wala village had come to police station as Balwinder had gone missing.
“Jasvir and Balwinder worked in a spinning mill in Ambala for the three-four years. They had come to Patiala on Friday to visit Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib. But Balwinder went missing from there and Jasvir came to her relative’s house in Kotra Kauran village on Friday. Jasvir, her family members and village panchayat had come to the police station to lodge a missing complaint,” said SSP.
Meanwhile, Jasvir, her mother and maternal aunt went to washroom in the police station.
As victim didn’t come out a woman constable peeped into the washroom and saw her hanging. She was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
The SSP said the police would conduct inquest proceedings in presence of a magistrate.
He denied of any action against the cops at the police station saying that around 40 people, including panchayat members, and her family members were present when the incident took place.
The woman might be upset that her relative had gone missing, added the SSP.