The son of Tej Bahadur Yadav’, the BSF jawan, who hit headlines for complaining about the poor quality of food, has been found dead in his house. According to police, the 22-year-old son Rohit was found dead in his room, which was reportedly locked from inside in Shanti Vihar in Rewari district of Haryana.
The sacked BSF jawan was in Allahabad for the ongoing kumbh mela when the incident took place. The police have informed him about his son’s death. It’s still not clear whether Rohit was murdered or he committed suicide.
A police officer said that Rohit was lying on the bed dead with a pistol in his hand. “We received a call that Rohit has committed suicide. At the crime spot, we discovered that the room was locked from inside. The body was lying on the bed. There was a pistol in his hands. His father has gone to attend Kumbh Mela. We have informed him,” a police official was quoted by ANI.
Yadav wad dismissed from the force in 2017, months after he posted a video from the frontline showing the kind of poor quality food jawans were being served. His video, posted on Facebook showed a meal box comprising a watery soup-like dal, which he said had only turmeric and salt and a burnt chapatti.
He had said that this is what jawans were served in meal while on duty at places including the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and that jawans often went to bed on empty stomach.
Pursuant to the video going viral on the social media, the Prime Minister’s Office had sought a detailed factual report on it from the Union Home Ministry and BSF. A PIL was also filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the government to depute higher officers to supervise cooking of proper healthy food and its distribution.
Later, the NIA had launched an investigation to ascertain if there was foreign intervention behind Yadav’s social media outrage against the BSF, but the premier investigating agency had found nothing.