Former Army Captain, living in a tent, killed by unknown assailants

The Hush Post: A former captain in the Indian Army was found bludgeoned to death in the Pune Cantonment area. According to the police, he was assaulted by two unidentified persons, as revealed by a watchman. He saw two persons fleeing from the scene, and alerted the police. Police said that Ravindra Bali (67), a former captain in the army, was living as a recluse in a makeshift tent on a footpath in the Pune Camp Area. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), he had been living on the footpath adjoining the officers’ mess since 2013. He worked in the Indian Army for 18 years but left the service to take care of his ailing parents. Bali did not get pension benefits as he had not completed 20 years of service.  He started living in a makeshift tent after his one bedroom apartment was auctioned by a bank for failing to pay the home loan EMIs.He belonged to Kota in Rajasthan. His relatives were contacted after a lot of research from people living in the catonment by the police, none of them came forward to claim his body. The whereabouts of his immediate family could not be ascertained.

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