A mobile shopkeeper in Ludhiana committed suicide after posting a suicide note on his Facebook page accusing the police of harassing him in their hunt for a notorious gangster.
Inderpal Singh Ahuja, who ran a mobile phone recharge shop, killed himself by jumping in front of a running train.
He was being interrogated in connection with a murder case registered against gangster Gourav Sharma alias Goru Bacha, reported The Indian Express.
Ahuja on his Facebook post alleged that three policemen investigating the murder were blackmailing him and that the trio had extorted ₹ 1.25 lakh from him after threatening to implicate him in a false drug smuggling case.
In the post, being treated as his suicide note, Ahuja said though he had no proof of the harassment meted out to him, he hoped justice will be done after his death.
(Singh wrote a death note on his Facebook page before killing himself.)
Hindustan Times reported that the police summoned Ahuja in connection with the murder of an auto-rickshaw driver that took place on 7 April, since the accused, Goru Bachcha, used to recharge his mobile phone at Ahuja's shop.
Bachcha has been absconding since.
Ahuja, who was missing since April 28, took the drastic step after much consideration and his mutilated body was found near the Himmat Singh Nagar railway crossing in Ludhiana late on Friday.
The three police officers named in Ahuja's suicide note have been suspended and an investigation has been ordered against them on extortion charges.
Inderjit Singh, SHO, railway police station, said IE, "The victim’s mother, Kuldip Kaur, has given a statement that he was depressed since a few days and that they did not want an FIR against anyone. After the postmortem examination, the body has been handed over to the family."
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