Gurugram resident consumes poison outside DGP office, dies
A resident of Gurugram died hours after consuming a poisonous substance outside the office of the Haryana director general of police (DGP) in Sector 6 on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Surender Saini, a resident of Nemota village in Gurugram.
He was rushed to the general hospital near the DGP’s office. Later, he was referred to the postgraduate institute (PGI) in Chandigarh as his condition deteriorated and he died later.
Arvind Kamboj, the in-charge of Sector 5 police station, said that the man had come to the DPG office with a complaint of fraud. “We are investigating what prompted him to take the extreme step,” he said.
According to the police, Saini had mentioned in this complaint that he had taken a loan from a resident of his village and later returned it, but the lender allegedly claimed that he had failed to repay the loan.
The police said that according to Saini, he had approached the local police in Gurugram and other organisations, but failed to get any help.
KK Rao, the commissioner of police, Gurugram, said that he has ordered an inquiry into the incident and strict action will be taken against officers found guilty. “The assistant commissioner of police (crime) will submit a report on the issue within three days,” Rao said.
Officials said that the DGP was not present in the office, as it was closed due to a government holiday. The staff at the entrance of the office building took him to the in-charge of the office building, but he later committed suicide. There was sudden panic in the vicinity after he consumed poison.
“He was taken to the nearby government hospital, but he did not survive even after referring him to the PGI,” an official said.
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