Amritsar, JNN. The court here convicted six people in a case of collective suicide by five people of a family. On 30 October 2004, a person named Hardeep Singh, living in Chowk Moni, committed mass suicide along with mother, wife, son and daughter. Those convicted by the court include former DIG Kuthalar Singh, currently DSP of Goindwal Sahib and then SHO Hardev Singh Boparai. The court has given this decision on the basis of abetment to suicide and blackmailing.
Troubled by blackmailing, man committed suicide in 2004 with mother, wife, son and daughter
The convicts include Taya Mahinder Singh of Hardeep, his daughter-in-law Sabreen Kaur, daughter Parminder Kaur and son-in-law Palvinder Pal Singh. Additional District and Sessions Judge Sandeep Singh Bajwa’s court will sentence all the convicts on February 19.
Hardeep Singh, who lives in Chowk Moni, was having a dispute with his father Sundar Singh. On 11 August 2004, the father died at the hands of Hardeep in a quarrel. After the death of his father, Hardeep was setting up the dead body, then his sister, Mahreen Singh’s daughter-in-law, Sabreen Kaur, saw it. After this, Mahinder Singh, Sabreen Kaur, Parminder Kaur and her husband Palvinder Pal Singh started blackmailing Hardeep by threatening to get him caught by the police.
As per the case, the accused had allegedly taken seven lakh rupees from Hardeep. To get rid of his clutches, a friend of Hardeep got him to meet the then SSP Kulatar Singh. Kultar Singh took five lakh rupees to file a weak case against Hardeep. Later, he demanded more for seven lakh rupees. It is alleged that Kulatar also raped Hardeep’s wife in his office. It is alleged that he also took his wife to a guest house in Chandigarh, blackmailing Hardeep. Kulatar has now retired from the post of DIG.
Before the suicide, the names of the accused were written on the wall
Finally, harassed by the blackmailing of police and relatives, Hardeep Singh committed suicide in the house on the night of 30 October 2004 with mother Jaswant Kaur, wife Romi, son Imrat (6) and son Sanmeet (9). Before the suicide, Hardeep had written the names of the said accused on a suicide note written on the wall of the house. When the Inspector Hardev Singh, the then police station in-charge of the C Division police station, reached the spot, he started erasing the suicide note written on the wall on the orders of Kulatar, but the media was corroborated by the media’s arrival.