Suicide outside immigration office: Two arrested

An FIR was lodged at the Phase I Mohali Police Station against Rakesh Kumar, owner of Rudraksh Immigration Company, and Deepak Kumar, manager of Rudraksh Group.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: December 7, 2015 3:04 am

THE MOHALI Police on Sunday arrested two accused in the suicide case of Sukhwant Singh, a 26-year-old youth who was a resident of Chatha Gobindpura village at Sangrur.

An FIR was lodged at the Phase I Mohali Police Station against Rakesh Kumar, owner of Rudraksh Immigration Company, and Deepak Kumar, manager of Rudraksh Group.

Sukhwant Singh had allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance in front of the immigration company’s office on December 2. Relatives of the deceased had, however, alleged that Singh had committed suicide after being duped of Rs 2.5 lakh by the immigration company.

According to Singh’s relatives, over a year ago, Rudraksh Immigration Company had allegedly taken Rs 2.5 lakh from Singh on the pretext of sending him to Canada on a work visa. However, the company did not return the amount to Singh even after failing to send him abroad.

The Mohali police investigated the case after the relatives suspected foul play in Singh’s suicide, and made the arrest after checking the CCTV footage of the immigration company and Max Hospital, where Singh was taken on Wednesday.

Singh worked as a development officer at a private bank at Patran.

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