‘Was under mental stress, claims suicide note’
Udaipur : A day after the murder cum suicide incident, shocked and aggrieved family members who arrived from Haryana, claimed the bodies of the RAC constable and his wife after the autopsy conducted on Monday morning at Udaipur civil hospital. The families left with the couple’s two children and the mortal remains to their native place. Manjit Singh Jat (28) a constable posted with the E company of the 12th RAC battalion had shot his wife Minu (26) and killed self with his service rifle on Sundayafternoon. Singh hailed from Bigal village of Jajjar district while his wife belonged from Rohtak of Haryana.
“ We found a short suicide note in his pocket wherein addressing his parents he wrote he and his wife were ending life due to severe mental stress. He asked them to take care of themselves and the kids” DySP Bhagwat Singh Hingad told Udaipur Kiran. The couple is survived by two young children, a 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter who aren’t old enough to tell anything to the cops who tried to speak to them. According to the cops, Singh had arrived Udaipur with his company on September 17 and he had brought his family on September 27. While most of his fellow soldiers were away on Moharram duty at Banswara, Singh had stayed back on campus duty at Debari quarters here. Around 2 pm, he left his seat and rushed towards his quarters with his service rifle which isn’t permissible as per service rules. An head constable even called out asking for the reason to leave the duty but Singh ran inside his home and hurriedly asked his children to go to the neighborhood to play. According to sources, Singh already had the suicide note inside the pocket and he shot his wife on her chest while shot himself on head. Two hours before the incident, Singh had updated his status on the social media where he wrote “ Bye bye suied (suicide) me and my wife”. The post had been read by four of his friends , however, they didn’t take him seriously. Cops are now investigating on his call details and social media chats to find out the cause behind the act.
According to sources, the couple had been married for some 9 years, however, they had been together only for few years owing to the frequent postings of the constable. Neighbours also expressed ignorance of any tension between the couple as they had recently come. The RAC battalions stations at a place only for 45 days and they move to the next, hence most of the jawaan avoid to keep their families with them. While the husbands are on duty, their wives and kids stay back at their native places so that their children’s studies do not suffer.