Tribune News Service
Batala, November 21
A middle-aged woman created a stir by going live on a social media platform to vent her ire against the local police before attempting suicide near the Civil Hospital.
The entire force was taken aback after the news spread like wildfire that the woman had attempted to take her life after pinning the blame on a senior officer.
Junior officers contacted SSP Opinderjit Singh Ghuman who was away to Chandigarh to attend an official meeting. The woman, Manisha, went live on Facebook on Thursday afternoon and said that her boyfriend had reneged on his promise to marry her. “I took the matter to the police, who refused to listen to me. I am committing suicide because of the police inaction on my complaint. The police are not taking action against my boyfriend Amandeep Singh Deepu. I belong to a poor family and hence, the police are not listening to me,” she said.
An officer confirmed that Manisha had met him on Thursday. “It was just a routine meeting. Actually, she had submitted a complaint against a Tarn Taran-based boy about two months ago in which she claimed that he was maintaining physical relations with her but had refused to marry her. We are in the process of taking that grievance of hers to its logical conclusion. Today, I had assured her that we were on the job and things will be sorted out soon, to which she agreed. However, 30 minutes later somebody gave us the news that she had attempted suicide by consuming poison in front of the Civil Hospital,” the officer said.