A retired army-man allegedly committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) in Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, police confirmed.
Delhi: Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Garehwal (who was protesting at Jantar Mantar) allegedly commits suicide over OROP issue pic.twitter.com/xP4VlRldxE— ANI (@ANI_news) November 2, 2016
The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison in his home in the Delhi NCR area yesterday evening, thoigh other reports claim he did it in a park in Delhi.
Grewal allegedly wanted to meet Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to complain about OROP, but was deied permission, NDTV reported.
Police said he along with some other ex-servicemen was in the process of submitting a memorandum to the Defence Ministry over the issue of OROP.
According to his friends, Grewal had been upset over the issue for sometime. Ex-servicemen have been protesting over the OROP scheme introduced by the government. He an others had been carrying out protests in Delhi's Jantar Mantar.
"He called us and said he is committing suicide as the government has failed to fulfil their demands related to OROP," Subedar Grewal's son, Ram Kishan Grewal told news agency ANI.
According to ANI, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is to Grewal's family.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will visit family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Garehwal in Haryana who allegedly committed suicide over OROP issue— ANI (@ANI_news) November 2, 2016
In fact, Kejriwal himself expressed his criticism of OROP on Twitter:
इसका मतलब प्रधानमंत्री जी झूठ बोल रहे हैं की OROP लागू कर दिया। OROP लागू हो जाता तो राम किशन जी को आत्महत्या क्यों करनी पड़ती? https://t.co/d9MPJjkf5A— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2016
(This means the PM is lying about the implementation of OROP. If it had bee implemented, then Kishan Ji would not have need to kill himself)
Tweeting Grewal's last note, The CM took yet aother shot at PM Modi:
मोदी राज में किसान और जवान दोनो आत्महत्या कर रहे हैं। https://t.co/9f5zJDxlZg— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2016
(Both farmers and soldiers are killing themselves in Modi's reign)
The PM recently announced the allocation of Rs 5,500 crores for the implementation of OROP.
(With inputs from PTI)
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