Indian ex-serviceman suicide: Delhi chief minister announces Rs 1 crore for deceased's family
Delhi chief minister talks to reporters after he was detained and prevented from meeting the deceased's relatives on Wednesday. Photograph: (Reuters)
The last rites of ex-Indian Army soldier, Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue on Wednesday, were performed today in his native village in Bhiwani city of northern Haryana state.
Opposition leader and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attended the cremation along with other senior party leaders, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kamal Nath, Kiran Choudhry and Shailaja, attended the cremation, Indian daily DNA reported.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was also present during the ceremony, announced Rs 1 crore (USD 160, 000) for the deceased's family.
Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Kejriwal targeted the Narendra Modi government saying that the pride, which led down the formerly ruling Congress party, will work the same way with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Grewal's suicide triggered a political row yesterday as Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal, along with other senior political leaders, were detained in the the capital of India, Delhi, when they tried to meet Grewal's family.