Avtar Singh, 28, and an electrician by profession, ended his life by hanging himself at Dhaula village of Meharban area on Saturday late. The deceased was reportedly humiliated by a woman and her family, and trapped in a false case. He was lodged in Ludhiana central jail for molesting a woman and was bailed out a few days ago.
The Meharban police registered a case of abetment to suicide against complainant Gurpreet Kaur, her father Harbans Lal, mother Hanso and another man, Vijesh, following the complaint of Suchcha Singh, father of the deceased. Kaur is a nurse at SPS Apollo Hospital.
Suchcha Singh said Gurpreet Kaur was their distant relative and met his son a few years ago. She started pressuring Avtar Singh to marry her.
Suchcha Singh said as the family was against this relationship, they had solemnised marriage of Avtar Singh around four years ago with some other girl and the couple also has a two-year-old daughter.
“Kaur remained in touch with him and used to pressure him to marry her after divorcing his wife,” said Suchcha Singh. “Sensing the situation, we had sent Avtar Singh to Kuwait on July 30, thinking that the woman will let him live, but she continued putting pressure on him,” said the father.
The father alleged that on September 1, Avtar Singh went to SPS Apollo Hospital after being called by the woman. “There the woman along with her parents and Vijesh hatched a conspiracy. The accused thrashed him badly and lodged a false case of molestation, thrashing, illegal confinement and criminal intimidation under sections 354, 323, 341, 506 of the IPC at Focal Point police station,” said the father.
Sub-Inspector Rajesh Thakur, SHO at Meharban police station, said the Focal Point police had arrested him and sent to jail. He was bailed out a few days ago. The SHO said that Avatar was mentally depressed after it. On Saturday, he committed suicide. All the accused are absconding.