SAD councillor held for abetting woman’s suicide in Bathinda
The victim, whose parents live in Guru Nanak Pura Mohalla, was found in a park after having consumed poison on February 26. She died in hospital.punjab Updated: May 30, 2018 13:07 IST
Police have arrested a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) councillor in Bathinda for allegedly abetting the suicide of a woman who had ended her life in February this year.
On the complaint of Tarloch Singh, also an Akali councillor in the city, the police arrested Rajinder Singh Sidhu after registering a case under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case was registered after an inquiry into an audio clip having a conversation the councillor had with the victim Jasmine Kaur (22) a resident of Jodhour Romana village. In the audio clip, Sidhu allegedly has used abusive language against Kaur.
A Bathinda court on Tuesday sent Sidhu in judicial custody.
The victim, whose parents live in Guru Nanak Pura Mohalla, was found in a park after having consumed poison on February 26. She died in hospital. The police had conducted inquest proceedings into the incident.
The audio clip surfaced later and the police conducted an inquiry. Councillor Tarloch Singh alleged that the victim, who was the daughter of his neighbour, consumed poison as Sidhu harassed her.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Gurpreet Singh said the police will probe the matter further.