SHO COMMITS ‘SUICIDE’, WIFE BOOKED
Mohali August 5:
An inspector of the Punjab police, who was presently working with the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. The police has booked his wife and in-laws in this regard.
The police has registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against his wife Harpreet Kaur, his father-in-law Avtar Singh and mother-in-law Sital Kaur on the statement of the father of the deceased, Pritam Singh. Pritam, who lived in Bhorla village, near Samrala, had alleged that Parminder Singh Dhillon (40) was harassed by his wife and in-laws.
The father-in-law of the deceased has been arrested by the police. Soon after getting the information about the alleged suicide by the inspector, the police reached the railway station to rush him to a hospital. It is reported that Dhillon was in great pain when he was being brought to the Civil Hospital. But doctor in the hospital declared him as having been brought dead.
According to reports, Dhillon was staying with his wife and in-laws in Phase XI. He and his wife had a tiff yesterday after which heated arguments followed between the two. He then left the house. The in-laws informed this to the police. An employee of the railways saw the inspector lying near the platform this morning. He was in great discomfort and asking for water. The matter was brought to the notice of the railway authorities which then informed the police.
His turban, socks and shoes were lying at a little distance while a broken bottle of beer and an empty bottle of celphos tablets were found on the platform across the railway line. Pritam Singh told mediapersons that Dhillon had started staying with his wife and in-laws after marriage. It is learnt that the inspector had got married in 1995 and it was an inter-caste love marriage. His wife worked as a school teacher.
However, his father-in-law had alleged that Dhillon used to consume liquor and quarrel with them. He had two daughters and a son. DSP Sant Singh, working with the Vigilance Bureau, said the inspector was a very decent person and was not in the habit of consuming liquor.
The deceased had joined the Vigilance Bureau about a year ago. Earlier, he had even worked as SHO of the Phase XI police station. A board of three doctors was set up to conduct a post-mortem on the body. Viscera have been sent to Kharar for a chemical examination.