Report by Bhupinder Singh Chundawat
Udaipur : In an utterly shocking incident an RAC (Rajasthan Armed Constabulary) constable shot his wife and killed himself with his service gun on Sunday afternoon at his quarters here in Debari area under PratapNagar police station. Manjeet Singh Jat (28) was posted with the 12th RAC battalion here and was married for around 8 years. He killed his wife Minu (26) before shooting himself for reasons not yet clear, DySP Bhagwat Singh Hingar said. The constable was on duty and committed the crime after returning home, police said. The couple is survived by two kids aged 5 and 3 years.
“ The constable hailed from Jajjhar district of Haryana and lived in the RAC quarters at Debari. The incident took place around 2.30 pm. He went home after his guard duty and sent both the kids to the neighborhood to play. He shot his wife before killing himself with the service SLR gun” Hingar said. The neighbors rushed to their home after hearing the fire shots and saw the bodies in a pool of blood. Prima Facie marital discord is being taken as the reason behind the act, however, more details will only be known when the family and relatives of the couple would arrive here, the officer said. Police is also speaking to their neighbors and friends to find out the reason behind the scuffle or tension between them.
The bodies have been shifted to mortuary, autopsy would be conducted after the arrival of their family, Hingar said. Meanwhile, sources claimed someone have been manipulating with the social media account of the constable after his death. Within some time of his suicide, someone reported a post in which the deceased had posted that he was going to shoot his wife and kill himself. However, the post was allegedly removed after some time.