The victim’s wife found the body of her husband in their house on Friday night when she broke open the door as he was not responding.
The police stepped in and promised action after the victim’s family and locals refused to take his body after the postmortem.
A DMK panchayat union ward councillor was booked in connection with the alleged suicide of a village panchayat official near Tamil Nadu’s Vellore following complaints that the ruling party’s leader had been threatening him after taking money promising a government job for a relative, according to the police.
The police said DMK panchayat union ward councillor V Hari was booked under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the victim, G Rajasekar, 39, left a suicide note.
Rajasekar’s wife, R Gandhimathi, 29, found the body of her husband in their house on Friday night when she broke open the door as he was not responding.
As the victim’s family and local people refused to take his body after the postmortem on Saturday and organised a protest demanding the arrest of Hari, the police stepped in and promise action. Superintendent of police S Rajesh Kannan also visited the spot to monitor the probe.