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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Ludhiana: Harassed by neighbours, teen girl jumps before running train, dies

The accused used to stalk Deepa, but when her family tried to stop them, they thrashed her family too.

punjab Updated: Oct 31, 2017 21:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
A hunt has been launched to arrest the accused.
A hunt has been launched to arrest the accused.(Representative image)

After the police failed to arrest the persons who harassed her, a 16-year-old girl has ended her life by jumping before a running train near the Dhandari Kalan railway station in Ludhiana on Monday.

The Government Railway Police have registered a case under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Arjun Kumar, his brother Ankit Kumar, their father Rishi Pal and friend Sunny, all residents of Dhandari Kalan. A hunt has been launched to nab them, said the police.

Deepa Kumari’s brother Vikas Kumar said the accused used to stalk his sister and when he tried to stop them, they allegedly thrashed him and his family members on October 28.

The Sahnewal police registered a case of trespass and assault against the accused, on Monday but failed to arrest them. Even after being booked, the accused kept on harassing Deepa, forcing her to end her life, alleged Vikas. “Had the police arrested the accused, my sister would have been alive,” he said.

Assistant sub-inspector Joginder Singh said the police conducted raids to arrest the accused, but could not locate them.

First Published: Oct 31, 2017 21:12 IST