CRPF Man Who Braved Bullets Kills Self for Cash

Written by | December 11, 2016 | 0

AGRA: Rakesh Chand (54) served in the CRPF, surviving a terror attack in Baramulla Kashmir in 1990, during which he was shot five times.

For the past week, Chand, a resident of Budhana village near here, had been visiting SBI’s Tajganj branch every day to withdraw money for his medical treatment, but without success. Depressed, he shot himself at home on Saturday morning. Chand, who retired as head constable in 2012, shot himself with his licensed handgun at his home.

“My father urgently needed money for the treatment of his heart condition. He used to receive a monthly pension of Rs 15,000, of which he needed Rs 6,000-7,000 for doctor’s visit and medicines,” Chand’s son Sushil Kumar said.

“He also wanted to start treatment for depression because for the past month he had been feeling low because of money problems. After repeatedly trying to withdraw money, he was forced to take his life.” Sushil, an ex-serviceman himself, had taken voluntary retirement from BSF.

“He was shot in the chest five times during a terrorist attack on his unit at Baramulla in 1990. This had caused heart-related problems,” he added. Chand’s body has been sent for postmortem.

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