Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 6
A youth was found dead in a car near a bridge at Shukar Chak village here on Friday. Drug overdose is stated to be the reason behind his death.
The deceased was identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Hoshiarpur. The police have booked unknown persons on charges of culpable homicide and further investigation was under way to identify the suspects.
Surinder Singh, father of the victim, told the police that Gurpreet was a drug addict and had been under treatment for the past one year. He said he had not consumed any drugs since his treatment started. However, around a month ago, he had started taking drugs again.
He said on Friday, his son went to Jalandhar on Thursday. He got information that Gurpreet’s body was lying on the back seat of a car (PB-02-BP-0851), which was found parked near a bridge at Shukar Chak village. He suspected that unknown persons injected heroin into his son which led to his death.
Verka police station SHO Nishan Singh, who is investigating the case, said a case under Section 304 of the IPC had been registered against unidentified persons.
He said the car in which he was found dead belonged to his friend and the police were investigating whether he was involved in the crime. The police found a mobile phone with damaged screen and a syringe from the car. He said the body was handed over to the family after a postmortem here on Saturday.
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