A Sikh youth allegedly committed suicide in support of Babbar Khalsa militant Balwant Singh Rajoana , a claim denied by police.
The deceased had been identified as Ranjit Singh Chaudhary of Guhla Cheeka town in neighbouring Haryana.
Police found a suicide note from the site where the body was recovered. The note allegedly said that he was giving his life by hanging himself in Tafajalpura locality near local bus stand on Thursday night and that he was part of a 21-member group formed to save Rajoana. Police also recovered some posters from the site, sources said.
Patiala SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill however denied that the youth committed suicide in support of clemency to Rajoana and said that though they had recovered the suicide note from the site, Chaudhary had been under depression for quite some time.
He said that his father Jagir Singh met him along with his other son and explained that the youth was under depression.
The SSP told media on Friday that Ranjit Singh went to UK on study visa and got married there. He divorced his wife and returned to India last year and his marriage was again fixed for January 18 this year without informing the family of bride that Chaudhary was a divorce.
On January 18, the parents of bride came to know about the fact and both the families decided to marry the girl with his younger brother resulting in his extreme step, the senior police officer claimed.