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OROP suicide row: We were thrashed, abused by Delhi Police as we tried to meet Rahul Gandhi, claims son of Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal

The son of a retired army veteran, who had allegedly committed suicide, said on Wednesday that he and his family members were manhandled and beaten by the police before being taken to a police station.


OROP suicide row: We were thrashed, abused by Delhi Police as we tried to meet Rahul Gandhi, claims son of Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal

New Delhi: The son of an ex-serviceman, who had allegedly committed suicide over delay in implementation of the OROP scheme by the central government, said on Wednesday that he and his family members were manhandled and beaten by the Delhi Police before being taken to a police station.

Jaswant, elder son of Ram Kishan Grewal, who killed himself here on Tuesday evening, said the police beat him and thrashed his younger brother as well as their brother-in-law.

Jaswant was detained along with his brother and relative at a police station in the heart of the city.

"We have been ill-treated. We were beaten and abused. We want justice," Jaswat said in a video message.

The grieving son said he had never heard of such conduct by the police towards soldiers' families.

Grewal, 70, committed suicide by consuming poison at a park here, reportedly to demand the implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme.

The police also detained Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

The latter was allowed to go after some 70 minutes.

From Zee News

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