21-yr-old Faridkot man ends life, wife, in-laws held

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTREGION - HT Corre­spon­dent let­ter­schd@htlive.com

FARIDKOT: The police here on Saturday ar­rested the wife and in-laws of a 21-year-old youth who com­mit­ted sui­cide by con­sum­ing poi­sonous sub­stance in the Machaki Kalan area of the Faridkot dis­trict.

Af­ter a com­plaint lodged by the de­ceased’s far­ther, the police have booked the wife and five mem­bers of her fam­ily un­der Sec­tion 306 (abet­ment of sui­cide) of the IPC. All the ac­cused have been ar­rested, police said.

Sub-in­spec­tor Kul­winder Singh said the de­ceased was re­port­edly un­der pres­sure as his in-laws were in­tim­i­dat­ing him over some is­sue. He con­sumed poi­son af­ter hav­ing an ar­gu­ment with them on Tues­day. He was de­clared brought dead by doc­tors at the civil hos­pi­tal.

In an­other in­ci­dent, an 18-year-old boy com­mit­ted sui­cide by jump­ing in the Ra­jasthan feeder canal in the Faridkot town on Saturday. Cit­ing wit­nesses, police said the boy jumped drowned in the canal and the body was yet to be re­cov­ered.

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