Protesting against the government over OROP, an ex-serviceman from the ‘Sabka Sainik Sangharsh Samiti’ today allegedly tried to commit suicide by downing white liquid he carried to the protest venue. He was stopped by police personnel and members of the CRPF.
The organization has been protesting against the government and specifically over ‘One Rank One Pension’. This group of ex-servicemen had planned on marching to India Gate from Jantar Mantar and committing mass suicide today.
Amongst many protests, extra security and Picketing for ex-servicemen who planned march to india gate for mass suicide pic.twitter.com/zCSF3kRvqp— Ushinor Majumdar (@_Ushinor) March 27, 2017
Intelligence agencies had got wind of their plan and the police had picketed them to keep a better watch on them at Jantar Mantar.
As the protestors started their march to India Gate, the police asked them to step back and it then that one of them tried to consume a white liquid from a bottle.
He was stopped by the authorities present and it is unclear whether he managed to ingest some of it. In the melee, the liquid splashed over the security personnel who foiled the attempt.
Following the incident, security personnel rounded them up and they were taken into preventive custody and away in a Delhi Police van.
The organisation’s members have hit the headlines before. In December last year, reports mentioned that a group of four veterans had climbed atop a water tower in Delhi and threatened suicide. They reportedly met Defence Ministry officials later and apprised them of their woes.
Inputs by Ushinor Majumdar