No arrest in Akhil suicide case; protests continue for fourth consecutive day
As the police have failed to make any headway in arresting any of the nine accused booked for abetting suicide of 23-year-old Akhil Chauhan, the relatives and supporters of the aggrieved family held protests in city on the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.punjab Updated: Feb 12, 2014 20:25 IST
As the police have failed to make any headway in arresting any of the nine accused booked for abetting suicide of 23-year-old Akhil Chauhan, the relatives and supporters of the aggrieved family held protests in city on the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.
A large number of people from the Ror community blocked roads at various points in the city and refused to cremate the body unless all accused were arrested.
Sources said that the police were under great pressure as the family was yet to cremate the body and the senior officials had to be present in the city in view of agitation involving hundreds of the people.
Officials said that special teams were raiding the possible hideouts of the accused in the region.
Chauhan had died on Sunday after he consumed poison. In the suicide note recovered from his pocket, Chauhan had named his wife, her family members and relatives and four policemen, accusing them of harassing him and driving him to take the extreme step.
Chauhan had married a girl from another caste and it is alleged that his in-laws had connived with a few policemen of their community and implicated the deceased in false cases.
Chauhan's wife had filed two police complaints in January and had charged him with stalking and sexual harassment, besides other charges.
Though the family demands prompt action on the basis of the suicide note, they have not named an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, currently posted as a superintendent of police in a district adjoining Karnal, in the complaint even as his name was there in the suicide note.
First Published: Feb 12, 2014 20:23 IST