Recently a ban was imposed on people entering Sukhna Lake area in Chandigarh owing to bird flu scare. But, despite these measures, an unforeseen incident of a man’s body floating near the boating area of the lake was identified yesterday afternoon. Police have suspected it to be Sanjeev Kumar’s body, a resident of Naya Gaon. He has been missing from his house since last week. A DDR pertaining to him was lodged at Nayagaon police station on 29th December 2014. The man walked to the lake and jumped off to death.
The police are clueless on his leads to committing suicide. A policeman spotted the body floating near the boating area. It was fished out and sent to the Government MultiSpecialty Hospital (GMSH) and he was confirmed brought dead.
The lake has been restricted from any public visit and the water samples test report is awaited from the Bhopal laboratory.
“The incident came to light around 12.05 pm. Police officials noticed a body floating near the boating area. The victim was brought out with the help of divers and taken to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where he was declared brought dead,” said Guriqbal Singh, ASP, Chandigarh. A policeman investigating this case said that Sanjeev was under stress for many months owing to the fact that he was unemployed.
“No suicide note was found from the spot. Family members of the deceased said he was missing for the past one week,” said the sources.
Sanjeev’s family is survived by his wife along with two children.