Man consumes poison, dies; Patiala police books wife, in-laws

Man consumes poison, dies; Patiala police books wife, in-laws

Tribune news Service

Patiala, July 22

The Patiala police have registered a case against the in-laws of a man who died allegedly after consuming some poisonous substance.

Victim Harpal Sharma’s brother claimed that the former had been living with his in-laws after marriage and he was being harassed and pressurised by them for money.

Baldev Singh told the police that his brother got married to Neetu Sharma of Bareta, Mansa, in February this year.

He said Harpal started living with his in-laws after marriage but returned home on Wednesday. He had consumed some poisonous substance, Baldev added.

Baldev alleged that Harpal was being tortured by his in-laws for money.

“He had already given them Rs 5 lakh but they kept on demanding more money,” said Baldev.

Pressurised by his in-laws, Harpal consumed some poisonous substance and died during treatment at the Jeevan Hospital here, he said.

The police have registered a case against Harpal’s wife Neetu Sharma and his in-laws, Satpal Sharma and Harwinder Kaur, under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

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