‘No ration’ for two weeks, man ends life in Ludhiana - ECAS Punjab

‘No ration’ for two weeks, man ends life in Ludhiana

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 10

A 37-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from the girder at his rented accommodation here on Saturday.

As per the wife of the deceased, her husband reportedly committed suicide because the district administration had not provided them ration. However, the police claimed he took the extreme step due to the lack of employment during the lockdown.

The deceased has been identified as Ajit Kumar Rai of Rajiv Gandhi colony. He is survived by his wife and two children. He was a daily-wager.

As per deceased's wife Savita, due to the lockdown her husband was unemployed and the family was starving as there was no ration at home. Her husband had been trying to get the ration for the past few days and he also made repeated calls on helpline numbers, but to no avail. "My husband ended his life because the administration failed to provide free ration," she alleged.

RK Yadav of NGO Manav Samaj Sewa Sawath Sangathan said Ajit was not getting the ration for two weeks due to which he was under depression. On Saturday, he had gone to Focal Point police station but the policemen insulted him. "As he felt insulted, he returned home and went to his room. At around 9 pm, Ajit's wife went to his room and found him hanging. No suicide note was found," Yadav alleged.

Focal Point SHO Mohd Jamil said the allegations of the deceased's wife were baseless as the police had not denied him the ration. "The deceased was under depression due to no employment," the SHO added.

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