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Train firing: Accused RPF constable's wife says communal angle should not be linked to her husband's crime

On July 31, Chetansinh Chaudhary allegedly shot dead his superior, assistant sub inspector Tika Ram Meena, and three passengers on board the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express near Palghar

PTI Mumbai Published 10.12.23, 09:52 AM
Accused RPF constable Chetansinh Chaudhary

Accused RPF constable Chetansinh Chaudhary File picture

The wife of dismissed Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable Chetansinh Chaudhary who is accused of shooting dead his senior colleague and three passengers on a moving train on Saturday said a "communal angle" should not be linked to her husband's alleged crime.

Chaudhary was mentally ill for the past two years, his wife Priyanka said at a press conference here.

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On Friday, police told a court here while opposing his bail application that he appeared to have harboured "anger and grudge" towards a particular community and showed no remorse for the crime.

On July 31, Chaudhary allegedly shot dead his superior, assistant sub inspector Tika Ram Meena, and three passengers on board the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express near Palghar. He is currently in judicial custody.

“The charges related to the communal angle are wrong," his wife said, adding that "there was fear in his mind due to the incidents against the Hindus in the past.” She also claimed that Chaudhary's MRI report showed a clot in his brain.

His bail application will be heard next on December 16.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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