Investigation into the suicide of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable who shot himself on March 4, revealed that he was in constant touch with a woman he had met at Kumbh Mela in Ujjain last year. The police have also found around three messages that the woman had sent him the day he killed himself.
A source from the police said that 23-year-old Dalbir Singh had helped a woman reunite with her daughter after they were separated at the Kumbh Mela. The duo kept in touch with each other since the incident. Singh had made 383 calls to her in a month and the duo used to talk regularly.
Also, a day after the incident, a police team visited the constable’s, home town in Haryana and recorded his family’s statements. During the interaction, the police came to know that the woman lived a few kilometers away from his house.
Following this, they met the woman and recorded her statement. The woman claimed that she kept in touch with Singh regularly because “he was like a family member”.
The GRP also found that Singh had called two of his elder sisters around 45 times in the afternoon and had spoken to his fiancé around an hour before shooting himself.
The constable’s phone is currently with the Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory as the police want to check his messages to gauge his state of mind before he committed suicide.
Speaking about the incident, a GRP official said, “Singh reached office at 9.30pm on Saturday. He wore his uniform and carried his service rifle with him. He looked a little upset. Later, he shot two rounds in his chest with the rifle. We rushed him to a hospital but he was declared dead.”