Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab/haryana -

:City po­lice on Sun­day ar­rested two per­sons on charges of cul­pa­ble homi­cide not amount­ing to mur­der in con­nec­tion with a drug over­dose case, in which, one per­son had died at Ma­jitha Road, here on Satur­day.

The ac­cused have been iden­ti­fied as Malkit Singh and Di­nesh, res­i­dents of quar­ter 91 and quar­ter 50 re­spec­tively, near men­tal hospi­tal. How­ever, the third ac­cused Kapil, a res­i­dent of Karam­pura area was still ab­scond­ing.

A com­plaint has been lodged against the three ac­cused at Ma­jitha road po­lice sta­tion.

The com­plainant, Anju, said in her com­plaint, “My son, Rahul Bhilla was a drug ad­dict. At around 7 pm on Satur­day, he took some money from me to buy clothes and left the house. He was with three ac­cused.”

“As he did not come back home till late night on Satur­day, I went out to search for him. As I reached near men­tal hospi­tal can­teen, I found the dead body of my son ly­ing on road. It ap­pears, when my son’s con­di­tion got se­ri­ous due to drug over­dose, the ac­cused fled away leav­ing him be­hind to die.”

As­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tor (ASI) Raj Ku­mar said, “A case has been reg­is­tered against the three ac­cused un­der Sec­tions 304 (pu­n­ish­ment for cul­pa­ble homi­cide not amount­ing to mur­der) and 34 (acts done by sev­eral per­sons in fur­ther­ance of com­mon in­ten­tion) of the In­dian Pe­nal code (IPC) and 32 of Nar­cotic Drugs and Psy­chotropic Sub­stances (NDPS) Act.

The two ac­cused are in po­lice cus­tody and ef­forts are be­ing made to nab the ab­scond­ing one for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

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