Bhatinda, June 9: 38-year-old well-known Punjabi singer Dharampreet has been found dead at his residence in Bhatinda, Punjab. His body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room.
Dharampreet allegedly killed self on Sunday, June 7. However, the news broke a day later. According to sources, wife and son of the singer were not present when he committed suicide.
Dharampreet's wife and son had gone to her parents' place for summer vacation. Dharampreet's mother, who was present at their Bhatinda house, got suspicious when he did not come out of his room for a long time.
His mother called their neighbours who later entered his room breaking the door of the room. However, it was too late as the neighbours found his body hanging from the ceiling fan.
An FIR under section 174 of the IPC has been lodged and the body was handed over to the family after post-mortem. According to sources, the singer was under depression.
While many believe that Dharampreet might have killed himself due to depression, Bhatinda Police, however, claimed that they have not discovered any suicide note from his room.
Here are a few reactions on Twitter:
Sad news for punjabi music fans , singer dharampreet commits suicide , he was a depression patient— Labh Singh Ahluwalia (@Labhsinghtv24) June 8, 2015
We are very sorry to inform you all that very renowned voice of Punjabi music industry Mr. Dharampreet Dharma is... http://t.co/w3Fp1EHTlL— Karanpreet S Bhatia (@edikaran) June 8, 2015
RIP DharampreetCommitted suicide. Thats really sad— Karanveer Singh Brar (@brarkaran_) June 8, 2015
RIP punjabi singer DHARAMPREET !!May @Gurmeetramrahim bless his soul !1— Mandy इन्सां (@LoveOnlyMSG) June 8, 2015
Famous singer dharampreet died , he made sucide , not good for music industry , I am really sad due to this. Have... http://t.co/K3Q1Ojk1zX— Parmjeet S. Bhakna (@Parmjeetsbhakna) June 8, 2015
Bade Dukh Wali Gal Hai.. Aaj Sun Ke Badda Dukh Lageya Key Punjabi Singer Dharampreet Sadde Vich Nahi Reha... http://t.co/8vN7WxFErs— Sukshinder Shinda (@SukshnderShinda) June 8, 2015