Mansa: A 19 -year -old boy, Bikkarjit Singh — who was working as a labourer — died of a suspected drug overdose at village Jhanda Kalan in Mansa on Wednesday. His body was found at the residence of his friend in the village, with injection marks on his arm. The Sardulgarh police have registered a case against two of his friends — Jassa Singh and Gurpreet Singh. Though Gurpreet has been arrested, Jassa is still at large.

This is the third death in Mansa due to drug overdose in the past less than four months. Earlier on June 26, two youths — Parwinder Singh (19) and Ekam Singh (19) — had died of drug overdose at village Joga. On June 28, a 16 -year -old student of class XI killed his mother Kulwinder Kaur (42) for denying him money to purchase smack at village Kotdharmu. Two boys — Kuldeep (18) and Satnam (17) — had died of drug overdose at Bhucholast year.