- Mohan said he saw two guys carrying a rifle and an axe, but the autopsy of the four jawans showed that none of them had been hurt by a sharp-edged weapon.
- The FIR said that on April 9, an INSAS gun and a magazine with 28 bullets went missing from an army unit and were likely used in the attack by the suspects.
Desai Mohan, an army jawan, was the only person who saw four troops being killed at the Bathinda military station on April 12 until last week. He has now been arrested for the killings.
Police sources say that Mohan told the Bathinda police and army officials who were looking into the case that he had been sexually harassed and that he turned the gun on his coworkers to get back at them for that. He had carefully planned the attack.
Mohan was one of the four soldiers that the cops asked to come in and talk to them on Sunday.
Senior Superintendent of Police in Bathinda, Gulneet Khurana, said that when Mohan was being questioned, he said he was being harassed over and over again.
Sagar Banne, Kamlesh R, Santosh Nagaral, and Yogeshkumar J were shot and killed on April 12 as they slept in their rooms near the officers’ mess on the highly guarded military base. At the scene of the crime, police found 19 useless shells.
The accused and the person who died worked together in the mess.
Mohan told the police at the cantonment police station on April 12 that he had seen two masked men in white kurta-pyjamas near the crime scene.
The case was opened after Major Ashutosh Shukla of the 80 Medium Regiment filed a report. He said that Mohan told him that one of the attackers had an INSAS rifle and the other had an axe.
The FIR said that on April 9, an INSAS gun and a magazine with 28 bullets went missing from an army unit and were likely used in the attack by the suspects. Later that same day, the gun and ammo were found.
A day after the crime, HT revealed for the first time that Punjab Police had found flaws in the witness’s story.
Mohan said he saw two guys carrying a rifle and an axe, but the autopsy of the four jawans showed that none of them had been hurt by a sharp-edged weapon.
SPS Parmar, the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) for the Bathinda range, said that Mohan was questioned because it wasn’t clear why one of the two attackers had an axe when it wasn’t used to hurt the soldiers. “Also, no one else on shift saw the men in civilian clothes moving around the locked campus. “The campus did not report any security breaches or attempts to get in,” Parmar said.