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Two suicides, two rules

Within five hours after a Delhi Police constable committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in South Delhi’s Lado Sarai area, the police have acted swiftly and filed an FIR against the deceased’s in-law’s for abetment to suicide. Ironically, the same agency failed to file an FIR under abetment to suicide against the officers of it’s sister organisation — the CBI in B K Bansal and his family member’s suicide case.

It is important to note that in both cases, suicide notes were found from the spot and in both, the victims have alleged harassment. In both cases, the victims have committed suicide because of said “mental” harassment. Police filed an FIR in the constable’s suicide case while they are satisfied in the inquest proceedings in Bansal’s double suicide case — one in which his wife and daughter committed suicide and two months later, Bansal and his son ended their lives.

The Delhi Police constable, identified as Subhash (40), was posted at Saket police station and soon after marriage, his in-laws were allegedly harassing him. They have allegedly framed Subhash under dowry charges and have filed five to six complaints in all the concerned authorities in the national Capital. “His in-laws who are residents of the Police Colony in Malviya Nagar, are in a spree of filing RTIs to take out personal information about Subhash,” Amar Singh, the deceased’s brother told Millennium Post.

On Thursday evening, Subhash allegedly locked himself up in his room and hanged himself. He left a one-page dying declaration blaming his father-in-law, Raj Kumar — a Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police’s PCR department, mother-in-law Premvati and their children — Amit and Pankaj of harassing him. It was also mentioned that they did not allow him to meet his seven-year-old son who went with his mother to her paternal house.

The incident was reported at 7.50 pm on Thursday and at around 11.05 pm, Delhi Police have filed an FIR under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) against all four persons who were mentioned in the suicide note. 

Ironically, in the Bansal case, he and his son had mentioned the names of CBI DIG Sanjiv Gautam and two female CBI officials. But, no one had been booked for abetment to suicide yet nor anyone was questioned. However, in the constable’s case, Delhi Police are likely to question his in-laws on Saturday and arrests may follow soon. Speaking to Millennium Post, a senior official requesting anonymity said: “If the suicide note is found within 24 hours of recovering the body of the person who has committed suicide and there is no possibility of murder, then an FIR under Section 306 must be filed.”
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