Jaipur-Mumbai Express train shooting: RPF Constable faces legal action, victims’ kin get compensation
In a horrifying and completely unexpected act of violence, RPF Constable Chetan Singh (33), opened fire aboard the Jaipur Mumbai Express Train, leaving his colleague and three passengers dead. This shocking event, which took place on Monday morning, has left the nation stunned and bewildered.
The accused Constable, wielding his advanced model AK 47 Service Rifle, fired a staggering 12 rounds. The deadly onslaught claimed the lives of ASI Tikaram Meena and three other passengers, identified as Abdul Kadarbhai Mohammed Hussain Bhanpurwala, Asgar Abbas Sheikh, and Sadar Mohammed Hussain.
Swiftly apprehended by Mumbai Railway Police, Chetan Singh was produced before the Borivali Magistrate Court, where he was ordered into Railway Police Custody until August 7 by Magistrate Shivdutt Malikarjun Patil. In a clandestine move, the media was barred from witnessing the court proceedings.
While the Mumbai Division’s GRP Commissioner Ravindra Shiswe refrained from commenting on the exact reason behind this terrifying crime, he assured that an in-depth investigation is ongoing. Western Railways is also launching a comprehensive inquiry, constituting a high-level committee to scrutinize every aspect of the incident.
To address the horrific loss, an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakhs has been announced for the families of the deceased passengers, and the family of ASI Tikaram Meena will receive due compensation as per service rules.
This monstrous act has shaken the very foundations of trust and security within the railway system, and the entire nation is waiting with bated breath for answers. What drove an RPF Constable to such a chilling act of violence? The investigation promises to uncover the dark truth behind this unprecedented tragedy.