New Delhi, Nov 2: An ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) here, police said today.
The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area yesterday evening.
Police said he along with some other ex-servicemen was in the process of submitting a memorandum to the Defence Ministry over the issue of OROP.
According to his friends, Grewal had been upset over the issue for sometime.
Ex-servicemen have been protesting over the OROP scheme introduced by the government.
Delhi: Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Garehwal (who was protesting at Jantar Mantar) allegedly commits suicide over OROP issue pic.twitter.com/xP4VlRldxE— ANI (@ANI_news) November 2, 2016
Deeply sad to hear about the suicide of an ex-army officer. Those who r running their bsinss on the nme of fke ntionlism shd be ashmd #OROP— Manwendra Mishra (@ManwendraMishra) November 2, 2016