A Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan has been sent for a mental health assessment after he killed four people on a Jaipur-Mumbai train. The incident occurred on Monday on the Jaipur-Mumbai Central superfast express.
The RPF personnel, identified as Constable Chetan Singh, was arrested while trying to escape. Government sources have ruled out any communal angle to the incident, stating that Singh had also shot Hindus, including his own boss.
Following the incident, a comprehensive mental and psychological health assessment of the RPF personnel is being conducted by the Railway Ministry. This assessment aims to determine the mental state of the accused.
According to witnesses, Singh appeared agitated and lost his temper, shooting his senior and three other passengers indiscriminately. The victims include Ajgar Abbas Shaikh and Abdul Kadarbhai Mohammed Hussain Bhanpurwala.
Sources indicate that Singh had shown signs of poor health earlier in the day and was advised to rest. However, he insisted that he was fine and resumed his duty. The Railway Ministry has stated that a thorough investigation will be conducted after the medical report is released.
Constable Chetan Singh’s family has described him as short-tempered and hot-headed. The Western Railways is conducting a high-level inquiry into the incident.