Woman official in Punjab attempts suicideJanuary 1st, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, Jan 1 (IANS) A woman revenue official in Punjab has been admitted to a hospital here after she attempted suicide in this town, 80 km from Chandigarh, police officials said Thursday.The woman, Jaspal Kaur, a ‘Naib Tehsildar’ in the revenue department, consumed some poisonous substance after paying obeisance at a gurudwara (Sikh shrine) here Wednesday.
She was rushed to the Rajindra Medical college and hospital here where doctors said that her condition was now stable.
The official told the police that her senior officers had been sexually harassing her for the last few years and had even stopped giving her salary to ensure she does their bidding.
She said that she attempted suicide as she could no longer take the physical and mental torture.
Patiala divisional commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir, who visited her in hospital here, has ordered a probe into the incident. The additional deputy commissioner of Sangrur has been asked to probe the matter.