Punjab & Region

Jalandhar: Unable to return to UK, 72-year-old NRI commits suicide

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The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, April 22

72-year-old NRI committed suicide in Jalandhar on Tuesday as he failed to return to the United Kingdom. As per the reports, he hanged himself to death in the generator room at his house in Kaki Pind, Rama Mandi, Jalandhar.

The deceased has been identified as Amarjeet Singh. He and his 68-year-old wife Balbir Kaur were British citizens. Their three children also lived in the UK.

Both of them came to India on February 29. They were to go back in March but due to the lockdown, they could not go back. Gursimrat Singh, ACP central, reportedly said, “His wife and his brother’s family said that he was depressed as he could not return home and could not get seats in special flights arranged by the UK.”

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Further, the police officer said that the police team thought that he was unwell. But his medical reports showed that he was fine. He was also taking proper medications as he was diabetic.

His wife reportedly said that he talked to his children in the UK on Monday, a night before going to sleep. When they woke up the next morning, he was not around and the family later found him hanging in the generator room.

“No suicide note was found but the family said that he was depressed just because he could not go back to the UK,” the police reportedly said.