Prime witness in killing of Shiv Sena leader case commit suicide : A prime eye witness and resident of Khanna in the target killing of Shiv Sena Durga Gupta allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Sirhind canal. According to the information, Rampal, deceased was a cobbler and he was sole bread earner of the family. He was running a small shop near the place where the Shiv Sena leader was gunned down.
Munish, son of the deceased alleged that his father was very upset as his father was summoned by NIA for several times regarding the case. So, his work at shop was affecting that caused mental and physical stress to him. It is to be mentioned that Durga Gupta was shot dead by some unidentified persons on April 23, 2016, at Khanna. A sharp shooter Hardeep Singh Shera and others have already been arrested in the case.Son of the the prime witness Munish said his father had left home at about 7 am and later called him from a unknown number and told that he was going to commit suicide near Soundha Head in Sirhind Canal alleging harassment he was facing in the ongoing investigation of the case. After this, the family members reached the spot from where his body was recovered.
Kamlesh, wife of the deceased alleged that her husband often told her that the investigating agency could damage him She said that her husband feared the security forces could detain him and take him along to Delhi for further investigation.
She disclosed that the investigating agency had been pressurising him to join the investigation by becoming witness of prosecution. NIA DSP, Ranbir Singh Tyagi said that the reason for the suicide by Rampal might be something else.
– PTC News