Ludhiana: Woman constable found dead inside police station; kin protest

While the constable's body was found hanging with ceiling fan, her family alleged that she was murdered.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: June 10, 2017 11:11 pm
Ludhiana Woman Constable Death, Ludhiana Woman Constable, Ludhiana Police, Punjab News, Indian Express News Amanpreet Kaur’s family has alleged that she was being tortured and harassed by her colleagues.

A woman constable was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Jodhan police station of Ludhiana rural police Friday late.

While her body was found hanging with ceiling fan, her family alleged that she was murdered. The family along with other protesters protested outside Jodhan police station and blocked Ludhiana-Raikot road for hours.

The family also alleged that the deceased Amanpreet Kaur (27) from village Khadoor was being tortured and harassed by her colleagues.

The police has filed abetment to suicide FIR under section 306 of IPC against munshi Nirbhay Singh, who was named by her brother Gurinder Singh. The role of SHO Jodhan Inspector Mohan Dass is also being probed and he has been suspended as SHO and sent to Police Lines.

Gurinder alleged that it was around 8.30 pm on Friday that they got a call from SHO Jodhan that Amanpreet has committed suicide. “When we reached there, her body was hanging from the ceiling. We cannot believe that she committed suicide. She was very strong woman. She had told us few days back that munshi Nirbhay Singh was harassing her. She had alleged that DSP Dakha did not take any action in the case despite complaints,” claimed her brother.

Protesters and family refused to lift protest or cremate the body even as DSP Dakha Jasmeet Singh and DSP Raikot Surjit Singh reached the spot. However, later they agreed for post mortem. “Post mortem is being done at Sudhar Civil Hospital following which cremation will be done,” said DSP Raikot Surjit Singh.

Meanwhile, SSP Ludhiana rural Surjit Singh said that role of SHO Jodhan Inspector Mohan Dass is also being probed and he has been suspended for mishandling the entire case. “He has been suspended as SHO and asked to report at Police Lines Jagraon and his role is being probed in the incident. It is coming out as a suicide case not murder. Post mortem report will bring out exact reason. We will probe if harassment at work was the reason for her extreme step,” said SSP.

He refuted allegations of the family claiming that she was ‘murdered or sexually assaulted before death at police station’. “As per prima facie, it was a suicide,” said SSP.

Post mortem of the body was being done by a board of doctors till the filing of this report. The deceased used to work as a computer operator at Jodhan police station. The police claimed that munshi booked in FIR is absconding and will be arrested soon.

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  1. J
    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
    After indepence of USA, it took 400 years to become powerful country. For india its been 65 years only lets hope for the best. But this is not right time to debate on it... Lets department investigate will get to know the exact fact, nobody will escape from their destiny...
    1. G
      Jun 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm
      The culprits should be hanged till death. No comprise on justice.
      1. S
        Jun 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm
        When lady Cops doesn't have care & support imagine citizens of India, Law & order drives through Cops if deportment scrowup i think no longer depends on deportment. Still people doesn't have fath on police and today still people think reaching out to the police station in case of any concerns and above issue proved again. Police power still utilises for personal sakes no friendly cops and Depo , wishing the day should come , and may her soul rest in peace
        1. A
          Adv imran surhio
          Jun 11, 2017 at 1:01 am
          Women are underthreat across in jobs
          1. Sunil Maheshwari
            Jun 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm
            India will never change. This is a murder and like always everyone will be free. My prayers to dear KAUR. I would like to help the family if needed.
            1. C
              Jun 11, 2017 at 11:23 am
              How are you so sure that it's a murber? Why do you make strong allegations without having full knowledge. India will change.have a positive approach to any problem.
              1. rajeev bhatia
                Jun 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm
                1. S
                  Jun 12, 2017 at 12:42 am
                  Mr. Chakradhar are you sleeping now india is most corrupt country. After upa government this modi government is 100 steps ahead in corruption .
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