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Late rifleman Amit Singh’s last conversation with uncle open’s Pandora’s box
12/5/2023 11:20:33 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Dec 5: Family members of rifleman Amit Singh, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a lodge in West Bengal in September this year have alleged that he was harassed by the wife of his superior and there is a strong possibility of him falling prey to a criminal conspiracy.
Family of the deceased rifleman presented the recording of the last phone conversation his uncle had with his nephew. Here’s the transcript: “Uncle I have faced some problems. Madam has leveled allegations of theft against me. She has claimed that 20 bottles of liquor, 1 kg almonds and ½ ltr juice have been stolen from her house, and I have misbehaved with her. She has even claimed that she has made a video. Madam didn’t say anything directly. All the allegations were conveyed to me through my colleague, who is also my buddy,” rifleman deceased Amit Singh is heard as having said in the audio clip, presented by his family.
“Uncle I have informed my unit. They have told me to report back. I am sitting in Wagon-R and will pass the number of the car to you. I am three hours away from my unit. My I-card is with my unit,” the deceased rifleman is heard saying.
“Uncle I called you on September 9, 2023. I had told you that I cannot work as a helper as I am a trained soldier. Just a few minutes before Adjutant sir called me and said that I should not take tension and he will shift me. He (Adjutant) told me to reach somewhere safe,” late Amit Singh is heard as saying.
“I spoke to the Adjutant yesterday as I saved a soldier from my unit in City Mall. I had to make his payments and inform his family members due to which I couldn’t report at my superior’s home yesterday. Due to this madam got annoyed.
When I spoke to the Adjutant yesterday I told him that I cannot work as a helper. He told me not to worry and my replacement will arrive by September 15 or 16,” Singh is heard as saying.
“But before your replacement could reach, madam leveled allegations against you. Don’t worry son, send me the phone numbers of the Adjutant and your superiors,” his uncle is heard as saying.
Rattan Singh, father of the late rifleman Amit Singh, who hailed from Dhemchak tehsil, Khour district in Jammu, visited the Early Times office on Tuesday and presented the copy of the complaint and FIR that has been lodged by the West Bengal Police. “Amit was just three hours away from his unit. He had also boarded a car. How come he was found dead in a lodge that was too close to his unit? He had no reason to stay in the lodge,” family members said.
They claimed that Amit’s signature in the entry register of the lodge was forged. “His postmortem report has revealed that he had died of poison,” they claimed.
Complaint submitted by the family members of the late rifleman to the officer in-charge Hasmira Police outpost in West Bengal reads: “I am writing to formally request the registration of an FIR against the following individual as per Indian Penal Cod
> Family accuses superior’s wife, another soldier of conspiracy to eliminate him.
> Allege his signature was forged in lodge register
(IPC): (Names withheld). The basis for this request is a deeply disturbing and suspicious incident involving my son, Rfn Amit Singh. He was recently attached as a Sahayak in the house of his superior. Over time, it became evident that the wife of the superior was exploiting my son, making unreasonable demands such as late-night chores that were not part of his duty. She was aided in these actions by another rifleman (name withheld) and acted as a proxy for the madam.”
“It is also important to note that my son’s superior subjected him (Amit Singh) to the tortures of his wife as he never intervened or stopped his wife from making inappropriate demands from the deceased,” reads the complaint.
“When my son finally refused to carry out these unauthorized duties, madam falsely accused him of theft and harassment. He then informed about the incident to Adjutant about the false allegations leveled on him by the madam. Adjutant asked Amit to leave the place and report back to his parent unit. He (Amit Singh) then headed back to his parent unit. Tragically, he was found dead in a lodge just two kilometers away from his unit while returning to his parent unit on September 14, 2023. This raises grave concerns, as there was no apparent reason for him to stay in a lodge when he was so close to his unit,” the complaint reads.
“Furthermore, it has come to our attention that another rifleman was accompanying my son (Amit Singh) when he was returning to his parent unit. Strikingly he claims to have no knowledge of the incident. This suggests that he may have acted as an agent of the madam and possibly aided her in the commission of the crime,” the complaint reads.
“I firmly believe that my son was the victim of a conspiracy involving the aforementioned accused individuals. Their actions, combined with the lack of communication with our family regarding his death until after the post-mortem, point to a potential cover-up of the matter,” the complaint states.
A) On September 9th, my son expressed his distress about being harassed.
B) On September 14th, he informed his uncle about ongoing harassment and threats
C) His phone was switched off on September 15th, and no satisfactory explanation was provided by anyone, the complaint reads.
“Given these circumstances, I believe that madam and other accused individuals have played a significant role in my son’s death and may have been involved in destroying evidence. I respectfully request that you conduct a thorough investigation into the mysterious death of my son and register an FIR against the accused persons. Justice must be served for my deceased son, and the truth behind this tragic incident must be uncovered. I am willing to cooperate fully with the police investigation and provide any necessary information or evidence to assist in this matter,” the complaint states.
After the complaint was filed, West Bengal Police filed a FIR No. 253/23 under section 306 IPC and took up the investigations.
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