Saturday, March 17, 2007

2 Chhattisgarh cops commit suicide , hundreds more expected to follow

First they tried to run away
29 Indian Reserve Police constables desert force for fear of being
posted in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh

Some succeeded many failed...

Now with nowhere to go they have started committing suicide en masse.
Some people believe that fear of maoist revolutionaries is what is
driving many of them to commit suicide.

May their souls rest in peace.

2 Chhattisgarh cops commit suicide , hundreds more are contemplating suicide

Raipur: Adding to the already worrying number of stress related suicides in police and security forces, an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) constable shot himself dead on Thursday while in a separate incident a policeman hung himself to death in Bastar district.

"The Mizo constable, Laltha, drawn from the IRB shot himself dead in Konta area in Dantewada district. It seems he took the extreme step under severe mental stress but the exact reason was yet to be ascertained," a police official said. The constable left a suicide note written in his Mizo language.

A full Mizo battalion with expertise in countering guerrilla warfare has been deployed in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state to contain Maoist extremism.

A middle-aged Bastar district force policeman hung himself to death on Wednesday.


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