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AAP worker found dead at home, cops term it suicide case

Ajaypal Singh Gill was elected the chairman of the Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank, Machhiwara branch, only two days ago.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |
Updated: June 26, 2022 6:34:01 am
AAP leader Ajaypal Singh Gill.

Sixty two-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker, Ajaypal Singh Gill, was found dead inside his Machhiwara residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, in what police termed was a case of alleged suicide.

As per reports, Gill had been elected the chairman of the Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank, Machhiwara branch, two days ago. Police said that the man’s body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room on Saturday morning. The room was locked from the inside. According to reports, Gill had returned home around 9 pm on Friday night and gone straight to his room to sleep. His wife was in another room. On Saturday morning, when he did not come out, Gill’s wife went to check and found that the room was locked from the inside.

Sub-inspector Vijay Kumar, SHO of Machhiwara police station, said that Gill has three children—a son and two daughters. “One of his daughters, who is married in Pune, had come to meet her parents. She and her mother were sleeping in the second room. Gill allegedly hanged himself on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. His wife discovered the body on Saturday morning after he failed to come out at his usual time. No suicide note has been recovered till now,” said the SHO.

Local AAP workers told police that Gill was happy after having won the polls for cooperative bank chairmanship two days ago and was even planning to throw a party for his friends.

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Samrala AAP MLA, Jagtar Singh Diyalpura, said that Gill was a dedicated party worker. “He was associated with the party since 2017 Nagar Council polls. His sudden death now has come as a shock for us,” said the MLA. Police said that the body has been sent for autopsy.

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First published on: 25-06-2022 at 07:46:47 pm

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