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Depression got better of ex-Army man who went on killing spree in Palwal

Palwal: While law enforcement officials in Haryana are waiting for Naresh Dhankar to reach a stable condition to explain his stand, initial reports have highlighted how depression spoiled the life of bright NDA cadet and drove him to the extent of bludgeoning six men to death.
Not only was Dhankar a former Army man, who had passed out from National Defence Academy (NDA), he also had obtained a first division in Master of Sciences (MSc) in agriculture management from Hissar University.
His festering depression got the better of him and adversely affected his career.
According to sources, citing 60 per cent disability, Dhankar had to take early retirement from the Army on medical grounds in 2003.
He later joined the Agriculture department of the Haryana government, where incidents of him having fits of anger were reported.
An FIR had also been filed against Dhankar in 2015 after he got into a violent tiff with a police official.
Even his personal life was affected by his depression, as his wife and children were not staying with him.
As Dhankar receives treatment at Safdarjung Hospital, it is his brothers who are at present attending him.
On Tuesday, in the span of two hours, Dhankar went on a violent spree and killed anyone whom he could find at that time.
Around 4.00 am, the police received a call that a killer was on lose and targeting people at will, which resulted in great urgency among law and enforcement officials to arrest him.
Dhankar was finally caught at around 7.00 am at Adarsh Nagar, but not before he targeted certain police officials who were there to get him.
The case became more complex, as he became unconscious after being arrested.
Around 9 am, he was admitted to a hospital in Faridabad, where his CT scan revealed that he had suffered from brain hemorrhage.
Piyush Ohrie

Piyush Ohrie

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