Gurdwara’s Granthi shoots self

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Sangrur: As per media reports Jaga Singh garanthi of Baba Gulab Singh Ji, Jharon village, Sangrur, committed suicide by firing at himself from a country-made pistol on Wednesday morning, the police have claimed.

Jaga was unmarried and had been living at the gurdwara for 20 years.

Police claim that they recovered four country-made pistols — two each of .32 bore and .315 bore — and a large number of cartridges from his room.

“He shot himself in the chin and village residents found him dead. He did not open the door on Wednesday and family members were informed. They broke open the door and found him dead. The sarpanch was called in and he called the police,” said SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu.

SSP Sidhu, SP investigation Harmeet Singh Hundal and DSP Sunam William Jeji inspected the room.

“He was being treated for depression for years and had also visited Pakistan with Sikh jathas (pilgrims), but had failed to go this year. Police are probing the matter from all angles,” the SSP added.

A case has been registered under sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Cheema police station.

The police found a psychologist’s prescription in the room of the deceased.

“We have sent the body to the hospital for an autopsy. We will conduct a thorough investigation,” said Mandeep Sidhu, SSP.

 

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