What was the motive behind RPF constable Chetan Singh’s madness?

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In a shocking display of raw violence, a Railways Protection Force (RPF) Constable, identified as Chetan Singh, wreaked havoc aboard the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Superfast Express early Monday, leaving four people dead in his wake. This horrifying act of gun violence played out near the Palghar railway station in Maharashtra. While there is a version that Chetan Singh was mentally disturbed about a transfer, another one doing rounds on social media is that he shot dead Muslims on purpose, although one of the victims included his Hindu colleague.

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Chetan Singh, known for his short temper, unleashed a barrage of bullets from his official automatic weapon around 5 am. This deadly spree claimed the lives of his colleague, ASI Tikaram Meena, and three passengers onboard the train. Authorities have identified two of the victims as Ajgar Abbas Shaikh and Abdul Kadarbhai Mohammed Hussain Bhanpurwala, while the identity of the fourth victim remains a mystery.

In the grim aftermath of the shooting, RPF constable Chean Singh tried to make a daring escape by pulling the chain and hopping off the running train. However, his run was cut short by swift action from the Government Railway Police and RPF officials who apprehended him at Mira Road.

What drove RPF constable Chetan Singh to commit such a heinous act?

What drove RPF constable Chetan Singh to commit such a heinous act? Photo courtesy of Rajesh Balouria from Pixabay.

Western Railways, left reeling from this unprecedented act of violence, has launched a high-level inquiry into the incident. In the meantime, the bereaved family of ASI Tikaram Meena, who hailed from Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur, is set to receive a substantial compensation package from Western Railways.

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This deadly incident has sent shockwaves through the ranks of the Railway Protection Force, as they grapple with the grim reality of one of their own turning a deadly weapon against innocent passengers and his fellow officers. As this story continues to unfold, questions about the safety and security of train travel in India are likely to surface. Stay tuned for more updates on this horrifying incident.

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