Hundreds lay seige at Police station over suicide case

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Sunam, May 22 (UNI) Family and residents today laid a seige on the police station here with the body of a sweetshop owner, demanding that a goldsmith-cum-money lender be booked for driving the victim to commit suicide.

The gherao of the police station which lasted for many hours was was lifted only after police registered a case against the accused Jagdeep Singh under section 306 of the IPC for forcing Kishan Shastry to commit suicide.

Kishan, who had taken money from Jagdeep Singh had reportedly re-paid a major portion of the loan but still owed Rs 60,000 to him.

On May 19, Jagdeep, accompanied by some others, went to Kishan's house to press for an early re-payment. Kishan, who was in a financial crisis, sought more time but he was allegedly humiliated and threatend of dire cosequences by them.

After they left, a depressed Kishan, drank acid in his bathroom.

He was rushed to local hospital from where he was referred to PGI, Chandigarh.

Kishan died in PGI last night and his body was brought here today.

When the family approached the police for registering a case against Jagdeep Singh, they were turned away.

This prompted the family members to garner support from locals and gherao the police station to press for their demand.

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