Rajoana hanging row: Sikh youth commits suicide

A Sikh youth allegedly committed suicide apparently in support of Babbar Khalsa militant Balwant Singh Rajoana, a claim denied by the police.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2012, 14:00 PM IST

Patiala: A Sikh youth allegedly committed
suicide apparently in support of Babbar Khalsa militant
Balwant Singh Rajoana, a claim denied by the police.

The deceased had been identified as Ranjit Singh
Chaudhary of Ghula Cheeka town in neighbouring Haryana.

Police found a suicide note from the site where the body
was recovered. The note allegedly said that he gave his life
by hanging himself in the Tafajalpura locality near local bus
stand last night and that he was part of a 21-member group
formed to save Rajoana. Police also recovered some posters
form the site, sources said.

Patiala SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill, however, denied that the
youth committed suicide in support of clemency to Rajoana and
said that though they had recovered the suicide note from the
site, Chaudhary had been under depression for quite some time.

He said that his father Jagir Singh met him along with
his other son and told the true story to him in which they
have explained that he was under depression.

The SSP told media today that Ranjit Singh went to UK on
study visa and got married there. He divorced his wife and
returned here last year and his marriage was again fixed for
January 18 this year without informing the family of bride
that Chaudhary was married and got divorced.

On January 18, the parents of bride came to know about
the fact and both the families decided to marry the girl with
his younger brother resulting in his extreme step, the senior
police official claimed.

PTI