Soldier featured in video exposing Army's Sahayak system found dead

Mathew, who had been absent without leave since last Saturday, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room.

Soldier featured in video exposing Army

Roy Mathew, the 33-year-old soldier who was a part of the sting operation by a released by a news portal exposing the British-era system "sahayak" in the army, has been found dead in a mysterious condition in an abandoned barrack in Deolali Cantonment, in Maharashtra, on Thursday.

Mathew, who had reportedly been absent without leave since last Saturday, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room.

While Army denied any hand in the death of the jawan,

Financial Express quoting its sources reported that Mathew who had served the Army for around 13 years, was among several jawans in Deolali seen in the video which featured soldiers walking dogs of officers and taking their children to school and was also facing an inquiry after the sting operation was posted online.

According to a report in NDTV, its Army sources said that after the website's sting operation emerged, the soldier could not be identified because his face was masked. However, he sent a one-word SMS to an officer saying "sorry", apparently under pressure. After it went viral, the video has been removed from the website.