Man commits suicide after making video, blames Jalandhar immigration firm

The victim committed suicide after preparing a 18-minute video on his phone; asked sister to take care of family

punjab Updated: May 22, 2017 15:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
Suicide,Jalandhar,Punjab news
The deceased Naveen Kumar Teji (HT Photo)

Blaming an immigration firm of fraud, 29-year-old Naveen Kumar Teji of Guru Nanak Pura West committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The victim committed suicide after preparing a 18-minute video on his phone.

In the video, Teji asked his sister to take care of their family. The victim also sent a message to his sister on WhatsApp informing about the extreme step he was going to take. As per neighbourers, the victim’s sister rushed to his room on the first floor after checking the message around 3.30 am and found Teji hanging with the ceiling fan.

After hearing the shouts, other residents woke up and reached Teji’s house. They brought down the body and took him to a charitable hospital where the doctors declared him as brought dead. In the two-page suicide, the victim wrote that he had an agreement with Crown Immigration Consultancy Service Private limited for sending him to USA for Rs 6.8 lakh on June 4. On July 1, he paid Rs 2 lakh and left the country on July 7 through the firm. He further mentioned that the firm’s travel agents took him to Armenia and then abandoned him at Georgia.

Then, Georgia police took him into custody. The victim was released after he told them the entire story. With the help of his friends, the victim came back here. In December 2016, he lodged a complaint with the local police against the firm for cheating, but no action was taken. After getting information, assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Satinder Kumar Chadha and station house officer (SHO) Rama Mandi police station Bimal Kant arrived at the spot and sent the body for the postmortem.

Kant said a case has been registered and those named in the suicide note will be arrested soon. SHO said that a case under sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of the IPC has been registered against Crown Immigration Consultancy Service Private limited’s Satish Bhardwaj, his wife and one Daman, all from Urban Estate .

First Published: May 21, 2017 20:10 IST