A 22-year-old Army aspirant allegedly dedicated suicide in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Tuesday after failing to qualify for the Agniveer choice course of as he was overage, police mentioned.
Kedar Pal left house within the early hours of the day to go for a run, however was later discovered lifeless, round 200 metres from his home within the city, an official mentioned.
“We discovered Pal’s physique and recovered a suicide notice, wherein he talked about that he was unable to affix the Army as he was not certified to use for Agniveer recruitment,” mentioned Kripal Singh, the in-charge of the ‘Physical’ police station.
According to Pal’s associates, he had aspired to affix the Army and exercised loads to maintain match.
After the Agniveer scheme was launched, the age criterion for becoming a member of the Army was mounted at 17 to 21 years, whereas earlier it was as much as 23 years, they mentioned.
“No recruitment drive was performed for 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and by then, many aspirants like Pal turned overage. He was born on June 30, 2002, whereas the age criterion for choice was for candidates born between October 1, 2002, and April 1, 2004,” mentioned Sonu Gurjar, a pal of the sufferer.
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