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Govt staffer commits suicide

The deceased, 50, hailed from a village in Sonepat district.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
January 28, 2016 3:30:37 am

A RETIRED BSF jawan, employed as a peon in the Haryana agriculture department, allegedly committed suicide Wednesday. Earlier in the day, he had reportedly tried to meet senior officers of the state government at Civil Secretariat, but was refused access. According to the Chandigarh police, he went to the parking lot, allegedly consumed a toxic substance, called up a section of the media, narrated his grouse to some of them and collapsed. He was taken to General Hospital, Sector 16, from where he was referred to PGIMER where he died Wednesday.

The deceased, 50, hailed from a village in Sonepat district. He had gone to the Haryana Civil Secretariat Wednesday seeking action against his wife and a few police personnel of Kharkhoda who were allegedly sexually exploiting his minor daughter from his first marriage.
A suicide note was recovered from a bag that he was carrying, apart from a bunch of letters addressed to the Chief Minister, Haryana and Director General of Police, Haryana.

In the suicide note, he alleged that his wife was having illicit relations with a few police personnel. He wrote that the same set of men were also sexually exploiting his 15-year-old daughter.

He added that “after falling asleep, even I could not do anything to save my daughter”. He wrote “I am being threatened by my wife and the police officers that they will kill me in an encounter. I am scared and cannot do anything. Thus, I am committing suicide. They have forced me to commit suicide.”

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He also mentioned two cellphone numbers in the suicide note and added that there could be another phone that his wife might be using. Seeking action against his wife and the unnamed police personnel, he added in his suicide note that the call details of the two phone numbers and another possible number that his wife might be using must be taken out for the month of January and the investigation of the manner in which his minor daughter is being sexually exploited should be handed over to the CBI.

Acting on the suicide note, the Chandigarh Police booked the wife of the deceased and unidentified police personnel on charges of abetment to suicide. A case was registered under Section 306 of Indian Penal Code at Sector 3 police station.

IG (Rohtak range) Shrikant Jadhav said, “He has not named anyone, but we are inquiring against everyone and anyone who may have any role. Nobody will be spared if found guilty”.

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