While Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi was walking around praising his government’s crackdown on the drug mafia, a father who lost his 18-year-old son in Tarn Taran accused state police of not doing enough to catch peddlers and disrupt the drug supply chain .
On Friday, an 18-year-old man was found dead in the village of Fatehabad, Tarn Taran, allegedly from a drug overdose.
The body of Gagandeep Singh, 18, was found on the cremation site of the village belonging to the Khadoor Sahib constituency of the congregation.
Ganagdeep’s father, Ram Lubhaya, who is a worker, accused police of not doing enough to tackle the drug problem in the area. He said, “There are many drug addicts and smugglers in our area. We often go to the police to file a complaint. But the police don’t listen to us. Medicines are readily available. That was why my son couldn’t stop … My son is gone, but I urge the Punjab government to take action to end the drug threat in our area. I would be thankful.”
The grieving father added, “All of my three sons were addicted to drugs. Gagandeep was the youngest, and he died of a drug overdose. I tried to treat her addiction medically. My other two sons are better now. But Gagandeep couldn’t give up the addiction. ”
He said, “I had spent about two lakh rupees treating Gagandeep when he had a serious infection from using the wrong syringe to inject heroin … My wife died from grief that all of our sons were addicted . She was depressed … She couldn’t take it. “
Meanwhile, a village police officer said, “We’ll raid and show up wherever we find drug smuggling.”