Rajat Sharma

The curious case of an ex-serviceman’s suicide

Ex-serviceman retired Subedar Ramkishen Grewal came to Delhi with three of his colleagues, consumed poison, then rang up his son to tell him that he was committing suicide, even as his colleagues watched…raise several questions.

The audio of the telephonic conversation raises more questions than answers.

Since this was an ex-serviceman’s suicide over an emotive issue like One Rank One Pension, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal immediately tried to take political advantage because of mistakes on part of Delhi Police.

Had Delhi Police allowed Rahul and Kejriwal to meet Grewal’s relatives, the matter would have ended there itself. Moreover, what Retd Gen V K Singh has said is vital.

He has said that Grewal’s suicide had less to do with OROP and more to do with the local bank branch which was paying him less amount.

However, in the present scenario, political leaders do not seem to be speaking on facts, they are creating an emotional issue, which, for them, is essential for politics.

Comments are closed.