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ASI’s son ends life in Canada

Jalandhar:

A city boy committed suicide in Canada. Amrinder Singh (21), reportedly hanged himself on September 17. The only son of a Punjab Police ASI, Amrinder had gone to Canada in 2017 on a study visa. He was residing in Surrey with four roommates. Malkiat Singh, his father, however, alleged that his son took the extreme step after falling in the trap of “love jihad”. After going to Canada, Amrinder was also doing a part-time job with his studies. “In November 2019, when we asked him that he hasn’t sent any money, he said the expenses including his fee had increased. Till March, we had sent him around Rs20 lakh. This was the second time when he tried to kill himself. Earlier, he said he got into an affair with a Pakistani girl, whom he met on social media, and sent her gifts and money. Now, he had nothing, however, we counselled him. He also said his education was over and mailed us some certificates. But last Thursday, he committed suicide.” The family has requested the state and Central governments to help them bring back his body. They demanded a high-level inquiry of the incident. TNS

website of Virsa Vihar launched

Jalandhar: To disseminate all forms of art and cultural activities globally from Jalandhar, DC Ghanshyam Thori launched the website of Virsa Vihar www.virsavihar.org. The DC said it would be a catalyst in connecting artists and young generation with the rich and glorious heritage of the state. He said through the website, artists, educational institutes or other organisations would be able to register themselves to showcase their artwork in Jalandhar for free by using the platform of Virsa Vihar, which falls in the heart of the city. The DC also announced to give a financial grant of Rs50,000 for renovation works in the building. TNS

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