Bengaluru : A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable Suresh Gaikwad (28), a native of Maharashtra, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at 9 AM at the Kempegowda International Airport.
Police officials claim that He was undergoing the pain of divorce, and hence he took this extreme step, but the family of jawan disputes the “prima facie reason” for the alleged suicide.
Forensic and explosive experts have been rushed to the spot and are investigating the crime scene. The International Airport Police Station has filed a complaint.
The incident took place on Monday morning while Gaikwad was on duty. This incident comes to light just days after another CISF jawan on Thursday shot dead his four senior colleagues with his service rifle in a fit of rage following a heated argument over leave issues in Bihar’s Naxal-hit Aurangabad district.
In Aurangabad incident Constable Balveer Singh, from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, fired around two dozen bullets, killing Head Constables Bachha Sharma and Amarnath Mishra on the spot, while Assistant Sub-Inspector GS Ram and Head Constable Arvind Kumar later succumbed to grievous injuries in a nearby hospital. The incident took place when the victims and some others had assembled for a shift change.
Balveer, who had recently undergone a month-and-half-long de-stressing course in Yoga, was reportedly agitated over an administrative issue regarding his leave after he resumed duty on 4 January. A heated argument ensued and the CISF jawan lost his cool, firing his rifle multiple times. He was quickly overpowered by other CISF personnel and handed over to police who arrested him. But before that could be done, his targets lay sprawled on the blood-splattered floor.
Gaikwad’s suicide also took place just a day after a Sikh soldier put up a video on social media in which he is seen singing in Punjabi about the tough conditions they live in. On the other hand, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat had earlier asked soldiers not to air their grievances through social media.