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Five booked for driving student to suicide near Ludhiana


Ludhiana : The Punjab police Thursday booked a teacher and four students for forcing a student of a college near here to commit suicide after sexually exploiting him and later blackmailing him.

The police found the body of Inder Pal Singh, 25, hanging from the ceiling of his room in Sahnewal town, 25 km from here. He was a student of the Guru Nanak College in Doraha town, near here.

In his suicide note, the victim said the college teacher, Chanderdeep Singh, and four other students had been sexually exploiting him for the last year. He said they had also been blackmailing him that they had captured on video the sexual acts and would make it public if he did not meet their demands of arranging money for them to buy liquor.

He said he was ending his life due to the torture inflicted upon him by them.

All five were booked on the complaint of the victim’s father Ranjit Singh, a former army man. The complaint was filed on the basis of the suicide note.

Police officials said efforts were on to arrest the accused.