Punjab: 5 members of family consumed poison

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 Five members of a family, including two women and two children, reportedly attempted suicide by consuming poison in the village of Sangatpur near Phagwara early on Wednesday morning.

Dr Naresh Kundra said Hardeep Singh (45), his mother Kuldeep Kaur (77), Wife Ruchi (38), daughters Ruhani (13) and Eknoor (8) were brought to the civil hospital in Phagwara around 0915 AM but were referred to Jalandhar Civil Hospital owing to their deteriorating condition.

SMO Dr Lehmber Ram said that Hardip was sent to Jalandhar Hospital due to a serious condition, and afterwards the remaining four were referred to Jalandhar.

He also said that they consumed “Aerophas” medicine, the police added.

ASI Jagdish Raj said that, as per preliminary reports, Hardeep Singh was working as a travel agent in partnership, but the people were harassing him to return their money, so his deeply upset family had taken such an extreme step.

The police are investigating the matter.

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