Suicide victim’s kin protest against cops outside PS-34

CHANDIGARH: Relatives of Sanjeev Kumar (30) – who committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon by hanging himself from a ceiling fan – held a protest before the police station in Sector 34 on Wednesday afternoon for not registering a criminal case. The protestors kept Sanjeev’s body on the road, just outside the police station, to show their anger against the cops for not registering a case.

Before committing suicide, Kumar allegedly first wrote on the wall that his wife was responsible for his act, and later tried to rub it. After the protest, however, the police registered a criminal case of abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC, and started the investigation. Sanjeev – who had one child – used to run a meat shop in Burail, and lived in Sector 46. Sanjeev and his wife were not on good terms, and his wife had even complained against Sanjeev in the Child and Women Support unit of the Chandigarh Police.

Ramlal, the father of Sanjeev – along with dozens of people – kept Sanjeev’s body on the road, outside the Sector 34 police station on Wednesday afternoon, raising slogans against the cops of Chandigarh Police. Senior officers of the Chandigarh Police, including Crime Branch DSP Jagbir Singh, reached the police station and pacified the protestors. Later, on the promise of taking action in the case, protestors allowed commuters to use the internal road between sectors 34 and 35.

“The crime happened on Tuesday afternoon, and none of the family members or relatives of the deceased had given any written complaint to us regarding the incident. Today, they approached us, and based on the written complaint, we have registered a criminal case of abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC, and have started the probe. If anybody is found guilty in the case, stern action as per law will be taken against them,” said inspector Kirpal Singh, SHO of Sector 34 police station.

Since protestors held their protest for over an hour in the afternoon, the road was completely blocked, as commuters had to return or look at alternative routes to proceed to their respective destinations.

Source: The Times of India

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