Dealing with assault cost, Panipat ex-councillor jumps into canal

Tribune News Service

Panipat, November 19

Senior BJP leader and former councillor Harish Sharma jumped into the Delhi parallel canal near Binjhol village here on Thursday morning under suspicious circumstances.

His friend Rajesh Sharma, president of the Depot Holder Association, too jumped into the canal to save him. Both are feared drowned.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Anil Vij has formed a three-member committee headed by ADGP Sandeep Khirwar comprising SP Rohtak Rahul Sharma and Uday Singh Meena, IPS, to probe the alleged suicide attempt by Harish due to the alleged police harassment. The committee has been directed itto submit the report within two days. The committee members and Karnal range IG Bharti Arora reached Panipat in the evening to probe the incident.

As per information, Harish slept at his friend Rajesh’s house due to the police pressure. He called his brother Satish Sharma and told him about his decision to commit suicide. Following which he took the extreme step the next morning.

As soon as Satish reached the spot, he along with an eyewitness, Sonu Saluja, jumped into the canal to save the duo but failed.

Talking to the media, Anjali said his father on Wednesday gave a statement that he would disclose the names of the two persons behind the earlier incident, but now she would name those who forced him to take the extreme step.

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