New Delhi: An ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide over the delay in implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme, police said Wednesday.
The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area yesterday evening.
Grewal's son Jaswant urged the government to look into the matter.
"My father sacrificed for the nation. He was demanding the One Rank, One Pension. The Modi Government should think about this," he said.
Police said he along with some other ex-servicemen was in the process of submitting a memorandum to the Defence Ministry over the issue of OROP.
According to his friends, Grewal had been upset over the issue for sometime.
Ex-servicemen have been protesting over the OROP scheme introduced by the government.
Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were not allowed to meet the kin of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal.
Gandhi was not allowed to enter the hospital premises by the security personnel deployed at the entrance gate.
"Naya Hindustan ban raha hai bhaiya (New India is in making)...This is Modi ji's India," the Congress-vice president said after he was denied entry.