Wife, step children booked for abetment after man attempts suicide in Ludhiana
Police registered a case after a 40-year-old man’s wife, three step daughters and a step son after her accused them of pushing him to commit suicide.
The case was registered after the victim, Amarjit Singh, 40, of Green City, Raikot, consumed poison in a suicide bid. He later alleged that his wife, his step children tried to implicate him in a false case in an attempt to grab his property.
The victim added that he has been suffering from depression and consumed poison in a foiled attempt to end his life.
The accused, Gurmeet Kaur, who married the victim six years has in turn lodged an FIR against her husband, alleging harassment.
Assistant sub-inspector Avtar Singh, the investigating officer, said a case under sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 511 (attempting to commit offences) of the Indian Penal Code has been lodged against the accused.
Deputy commissioner of police (central) Shweta Chauhan said the investigators checked over 500 videos of CCTV footage from the area, and examined more than 100 people. Of these, some were identified as suspects and technical surveillance was launched against them, based on which the three were arrested on Thursday, she added.
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