It was a series of events triggered by the media that led to the suicide of a jawan at Nashik, the army has said. It was a sting operation conducted by the media persons that may have led the Jawan committing suicide, the army said.
The body of Roy Mathew who hails from Kerala was found a day after he accused senior officers of harassment in an interview with a television channel. The army, in a press release said that preliminary investigations have suggested that the suicide may have been a result of a series of events triggered by the media personnel videographing the deceased while asking him leading questions about his duties as a sahayak or buddy.
It was stated that it is very likely that the guilt from letting his superiors down or conveying a false impression to an unknown individual led him to take the extreme step. "There is no question of probing the allegations as he had not revealed any names," the army further noted.
Roy had gone missing a day after he had called his wife. He had told her that he had made a big mistake. He told his wife that the senior officials had come to know about the interview. He said that the channel had promised to keep his identity a secret.