An army jawan, who had featured in a sting video of a news portal exposing the Sahayak system in the army, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. His ‘body was recovered from an abandoned barrack in Deolali Cantonment in Maharashtra on March 2.
Roy Matthew’s decomposed body was found hanging from the ceiling; doctors said he might have died three days ago, according to Times of India. The 33-year-old was among several jawans in Deoli, who were part of the video which featured soldiers walking the dogs of officers and taking their children to school.
Reports also say that Mathew, who has been missing from February 25, was facing an enquiry for being a part of the sting video.
A police source said TOI, “It is being probed if Mathew, who was attached for ‘buddy duties’ with a Colonel rank officer posted as an additional officer at the Artillery Centre in Deolali, had felt tortured or harassed after appearing in the video.” The source also said that Mathew was being questioned by various officials after the video went viral online.