Jalandhar: A 61-year-old farmer committed suicide by shooting himself at Phillaur, on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Harpreet Singh hails from village Nagal in Phillaur. The deceased owned 30 acers of land and active worker of Punjab congress.
The reason behind taking extreme step was remain doubtful because his daughter was settled in abroad and his son is serving as lawyer here. The incident had taken place in forenoon, when his son was getting ready for his work. The police said that son of deceased rushed his father to hospital after listening the gunshot, where doctors declared him brought dead. Meanwhile, the police reached at the spot and initiated the investigation.
Investigation officer, Nirmal Singh said that during the preliminary investigation no foul play has come to fore, but still investigation is on. In the meantime the police have initiated the inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC and body was sent for the postmortem.
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