July 2, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The state seems gripped in deadly clinches of drugs amidst government failure to curb the menace. A 23 years old youth died in Bathinda yesterday.
A news reported by Hindustan Times (HT – online edition) a 23-year-old labourer, Lavpreet Khan, was found dead after suspected overdose in Talwandi Sabo, on Sunday evening.
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On a complaint by his father, Jeevan Khan, police registered a case under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against three unidentified men, who had allegedly taken Lavpreet along hours before he was found dead, with froth coming out of his mouth suggesting poisoning, in the fields along the road to Rama Mandi.
Three other deaths linked to drugs:
Meanwhile, two deaths due to alleged drug overdose were reported in Ferozepur district too, and another in Ludhiana, notes HT.
In Ludhiana district, a 30-year-old man was found dead in the fields in Rampur Pattu Chandu village of Doraha. It was reported that the victim, Satnam Singh, was a drug addict and mentally disturbed as he lived alone after divorce. The villagers kept the body in the mortuary of the civil hospital in Ludhiana and are now waiting for his elder sister, who is settled in Canada, to arrive. Locals who did not want to be named said his wife had admitted him to a drug de-addiction centre, but he relapsed and the marriage ended in divorce, after which he started living in a small room in the fields. Inspector Manjit Singh, the SHO at Doraha, said they did not receive any information about the death and would investigate the matter.
In Ferozepur, electrician Basant Singh, 28, of Khalchiya village and two resident Shivam, 22, a mechanic, were found dead. However, the claims of these deaths being due to drug overdose were limited to family claims so far.
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