An audio of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday, has emerged. The audio allegedly reveals a telephonic conversation between the ex-serviceman and his son.
Grewal can reportedly been heard conveying his son that he has committed suicide by consuming poison. He also allegedly can be heard explaining the apathy of the ex-servicemen.
“I have consumed poison. I am sitting at India Gate. Injustice is being done with our jawans. No justice has been done with us. I am the man of principles. I lived for the country,” Grewal can be heard telling his son in the audio.
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Grewal allegedly committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme, triggering a political row with Rahul Gandhi and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia rushing to hospital where they were prevented from seeing the body.
The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal from Haryana’s Bhiwani district ended his life on Tuesday by consuming poison on the lawns behind a government building in Janpath, the central area of the capital.Grewal, who was a familiar face of OROP agitation, left behind a suicide note, his son said.
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Police said he along with three of his companions had come to the city apparently to submit a memorandum to the Defence Ministry over the issue of OROP. However, Defence Ministry sources said as per records, no request for appointment with Parrikar was made.
Disclaimer: News Nation could not independently verify the authenticity of the audio.