Mass suicides : 8-yr RI for ex-DIG, four others

Amritsar, February 19

Additional District and Sessions Judge Sandeep Singh Bajwa today sentenced former DIG Kultar Singh and four others to eight years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case regarding suicide by five members of a family in 2004.

DSP Hardev Singh, now posted in Tarn Taran, was sentenced to four years’ rigorous imprisonment. He was investigating officer and Station House Officer then. Others awarded eight years’ RI are Sabreen Kaur, her father-in-law Mohinder Singh, deceased Hardeep Singh’s sister Parminder Kaur and her husband Palwinderpal Singh. They were fined Rs 23,000 each.

They will have to serve another year in jail in case of default on payment. The Punjab Human Rights Commission, an NGO, said they would approach the higher courts to seek exemplary punishment.

Hardeep Singh, his wife Romy, their children and Hardeep’s mother Jaswant Kaur committed suicide in 2004. Before taking the extreme step, Hardeep Singh wrote on a wall of the house, describing the family’s plight and accusing his relatives and then SSP Kultar Singh of extortion and criminal intimidation. — TNS

Cities

View All

Panchkula nurse tests positive for coronavirus

With this the total number of patients rose to two in the ci...

Another leopard reported, in Chandigarh’s Sector 44; patrolling to continue in night

On Monday, a wild cat was successfully tranquillised after b...

NRI couple, 3 more test +ve in Chandigarh

New cases raise city tally to 13; 65-yr-old Nayagaon man fou...

Drones to keep eye on curfew violators

UT staff donate 1-day salary towards PM relief fund; doorste...

Curfew norms go for a toss as chaos rules roads in city

People found using vehicles, medical stores witness crowd

3 youths go missing near river banks

Sitting idle due to curfew, the victims had gone to catch fi...

City woman succumbs to Covid-19, first death in district

Amarpura Mohalla resident dies at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala

Dairies demand doorstep delivery of vet medicines

With Mayor’s efforts, supply of fodder has resumed