Activist allegedly commits suicide; by jumping off water reservoir

sudden news of his jumping from an overhead tank where he was holding a fast unto death has shocked the locality

In a shocking incident, a well known Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a water reservoir at his native Thaska Ali village.

The alleged suicide is said to have been committed on Tuesday.

It need be mentioned that Gurbaksh had been demanding the release of Sikh prisoners who had completed their jail terms.

The activist, in his fifties, had earlier also resorted to go on an indefinite fast twice on this issue.

The sudden news of his jumping from an overhead tank where he was holding a fast unto death has shocked the locality.

Police said that though he was rushed to the district civil hospital Kurukshetra but he succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night.

There were even allegations that police may not have acted promptly enough in the case but the senior police officials have rubbished such allegations and speculations.

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