Tribune News Service
Dhariwal (Gurdaspur), December 23
Three members of a Dhariwal family in Gurdaspur district allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by consuming celphos tablets.
Naresh Sharma, wife Bharti and their 17-year-old daughter Mansi allegedly went live on social media before taking the extreme step. They alleged that Bharti’s brother Pradeep Sharma, a Shiv Sena (Hindustan) leader, was harassing them following a financial dispute.
Bharti took the names of nine people who, she alleged, were harassing the family for the past few days.
The police have filed an FIR under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) at the Dhariwal police station.
SSP Rajinder Singh Sohal, accompanied by senior officials, rushed to the spot.
In his complaint to the police, the deceased couple’s son, Kunal, claimed that the accused, Pradeep, had been ridiculing his parents and sister for “non-payment of dues”. He claimed that the family did not owe a single penny to anyone and that these allegations were baseless.
A senior official said that Pradeep allegedly couriered a packet of celphos tablets to the family last week saying they “either pay up or consume the tablets and die”.