Un­able to meet new­born, Am­rit­sar man ends life

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS -

AM­RIT­SAR: A 38-year-old man al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide by hang­ing from the ceil­ing at his res­i­dence in Rani Ka Bagh area here on Sun­day.

As per in­for­ma­tion, the vic­tim, iden­ti­fied as Jaswinder Singh, had been yearn­ing to get a glimpse of his new­born son, whom his wife had given birth at her ma­ter­nal home in Jammu on April 4. How­ever, he was re­peat­edly de­nied per­mis­sion to en­ter Jammu at Lakhan­pur bor­der.

His wife Baljit Kaur said that af­ter the im­po­si­tion of the Covid-19 lock­down, Jaswinder couldn’t meet her and the baby.

“My hus­band couldn’t come to meet us due to the lock­down. He was des­per­ate to see his son, and had tried to come to Jammu at least three times, but he was de­nied en­try at the Lakhan­pur bor­der, de­spite hav­ing per­mis­sion from Am­rit­sar po­lice,” said the be­reaved wife.

Baljit’s mother Surinder Kaur said, “We got a call from Am­rit­sar po­lice on Sun­day morn­ing in­form­ing us about the sui­cide of my son-in-law.”

The vic­tim has also left a sui­cide note. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Jaswinder has quoted not be­ing able to meet his son as one of the rea­sons for his de­pres­sion in the sui­cide note.

“An­other rea­son men­tioned in the note is a mone­tary dis­pute with one of his rel­a­tives,” said as­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tor Nir­mal Singh of Civil Lines po­lice sta­tion.

He said they have ini­ti­ated in­quest pro­ceed­ings un­der Sec­tion 174 of the Code of Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure (CrPc). The vic­tim had been work­ing as a pri­vate teacher in Am­rit­sar.

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