The Hush Post: In a case of suspected drug overdose, a 32-year-old man was found dead at his residence in Prem Nagar in Ludhiana. This is the second case in less than a week.
The deceased has been identified as Sunny Khatar. Sunny worked as an employee with a parking contractor on Ferozepur Road.
Based on a complaint by family members, the Division Number 2 police registered a case of culpable homicide against Sunny’s three friends for allegedly administering a heroin-filled injection into his body.
The accused have been identified as Veeru, Munna and Mangal — all residents of Prem Nagar. It is alleged that the trio along with Sunny were addicted to drugs.
Honey Khatar, brother of the deceased, said Sunny was a drug addict and added, “He was into drugs for past five years. Last year, he was arrested for drug peddling also and a case under the NDPS Act was registered against him.”
He claimed that his brother was under treatment for de-addiction and was sober for the past three months.
“He had distanced himself from his friends. However, on Monday morning, Veeru, Munna and Mangal came to our house and took Sunny along. Sunny returned after some time and went straight to sleep,” Honey told police.
He added when the family members tried to wake him for breakfast, he did not respond. “We rushed him to the hospital where he was declared dead,” Honey said.
He alleged that the trio was responsible for his brother’s death. They must have given him an overdose, which claimed his life,” he added.
Sunny is survived by wife and two daughters.