A 28-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside the lock-up of a police post in Amritsar, even as the family alleged foul play in his death, prompting authorities to launch a magisterial inquiry into the incident.
Baljinder Singh used a belt to hang himself with an iron rod of a window inside the lock-up of City Bus Stand police post on Friday night, police said.
Singh was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Amritsar where he was declared brought dead, they said.
Singh, a resident of Khanwala village in Ajnala, was detained under preventive custody for questioning in connection with a case, police said.
His family members claimed that the police informed them about the death on Saturday when the body was sent for postmortem.
A magisterial inquiry has been ordered after Singh's family members staged a protest outside the police post, alleging foul play in the death.
According to the police, Singh was facing many cases pertaining to theft and snatching incidents.