Migrant labourer, shopkeeper commit suicide

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Kapurthala, Aug 9: Body of a young migrant labourer, working in a factory here, was found hanging from a factory shed on Saturday, Aug 9.

According to police sources, the 18-year-old labourer, Rakesh Kumar, had allegedly committed suicide last night. His body was recovered this morning when workers came to the factory and found his body hanging from the shed of the factory.

The reason behind this extreme step could not be ascertained so far as no suicide note was found from the spot, the sources said.

Police have registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC and the body has been sent for post-mortem.

In another incident, a 28-year-old man, Devinder Kumar, a shopkeeper in Bishanpur Raiana village near here, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in his house last night.

According to the deceased's wife, Kamaljit Kaur, he was under depression because of his prolonged illness.


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