A Health Department official allegedly committed suicide by jumping from Atal Setu Bridge into Ranjit Sagar Lake in Basohli on Wednesday.
According to police Sandeep Sangra , S/o Kewal Krishan of Ward No 4, Basholi jumped into river Ravi near Atal Sethu after the performance of 12th day Kriya of his brother who had died recently.
According to eyewitnesses, Sandeep Sangra, 35, who was posted at the Sub-District Hospital, Basohli, as a nursing orderly, crawled over the railing of the bridge and jumped into the lake.
The locals reported the incident to the police.
The victim’s body was yet to be fished out till the filing of this report.
The Basohli police have requested the help of the State Disaster Response Force and divers to trace the body.