Phagwara, May 31: A former panchayat member allegedly shot himself dead with his revolver and live-streamed the incident on his Facebook page, the police said on Wednesday.
The deceased was Sandeep Singh, alias Sandy (30), a resident of Chachoki village, Urban Estate police post incharge Mikhtiar Singh said.
Sandeep shot himself in the temple on Tuesday night, the police said, adding that he was in depression.Sandy’s parents are settled in Canada, while he lived here alone. A case has been registered under Section 174 of the CrPC.
The body has been sent to the Phagwara Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. His Facebook page remained opened for 68 minutes on his computer, the police claimed.
Seeing him on Facebook with a pistol in his hand, some of his friends and neighbours rushed to his house, but he had already shot himself by then.
Former minister Joginder Singh Maan rushed to his house after receiving information about the incident. Family members residing in Canada have also been informed, the police said.
Source Tribune India