Son of local leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been protesting against the drug menace in the state, purportedly died of “drug overdose”, police sources said on Friday.
Bodies of Karan Pasi, 27, and Harpreet Singh, 30, were recovered from the house of the former during wee hours on Friday. Police recovered the bodies from a bed. A syringe was recovered from the spot.
“Karan Passi was married two years ago and his wife resides in New Zealand. He was also planning to go there. His mother was suffering from a spine-related ailment and, after getting treatment from a Chandigarh-based hospital, she went to her parental home at Patti in Tarn Taran district. My brother had gone to Patti to take her. In his absence, Karan called his friend to his house,” said.
“It made us assume that they died of drug overdose,” said Harish Behal, station house officer of the Chheharta police station. “Although, a syringe was recovered near the bodies, the exact reason cannot be fully ascertained till the autopsy report is received. There may be other reason too behind the death,” said Lakhbir Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-2).