Jaswant Singh Chail entered Windsor Castle on Saturday with the plan to assassinate the Queen. But who is the 19-year-old who often seemed inconspicuous to former school friends?
19-year-old Jaswant Singh Chail climbed on Saturday at around 8.29 with a makeshift rope ladder over the fence at Cambridge Gate at Windsor Castle. His goal: to murder Queen Elizabeth.
At this time the monarch was sitting at breakfast, as reported by various British media.
Actually, the Queen wanted to celebrate Christmas again this year at her country estate Sandringham, but due to the Corona, she had to cancel the trip.
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On Christmas Day, an armed 19-year-old man intruded at Windsor Castle with the announcement that Queen Elizabeth would be assassinated.
Jawant Singh Chail was quickly arrested and after a psychiatric assessment was forcibly placed in a facility.
His family reacted to the incident horrified.
Former school friends are now giving an insight into how things could possibly have come to this.
Friendly and shy – this is how Jawant Singh Chail looks in private photos published by the Daily Mail . Pictures that are in stark contrast to the video that the 19-year-old sent friends on Snapchat on Saturday at around 8:06 a.m. In it he shows himself with a mask and crossbow, announces with a distorted computer voice that he will murder the Queen.
At 8.29 a.m. he then climbed over the fence at the Cambridge Gate of the Queen's residence, Windsor Castle – and was arrested at 8.30 a.m. It has not yet been possible to question the police: after a psychiatric assessment, he was forcibly committed to an appropriate facility. But how did it come to this?
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“He was a bit weird and calm most of the time,” one of his former schoolmates told the British newspaper. His classmates said he always tried to make others laugh with inappropriate jokes. Another colleague stated: “He seemed like a perfectly normal boy. Nothing that distinguishes him from others. ” There was only one incident when he quarreled with someone, “but he was 13”.
He and his sister are “Star Wars” fans
Friends also said Jawant, who was a student at Toynbee School in Chandler's Ford, is very close to his twin sister, who is currently studying international relations at the university. As children they were “inseparable”. Above all, the siblings share a great interest in the “Star Wars” films. A preference that can also be seen in the young man's threatening video.
In the recording, the 19-year-old seems to make various references to villains from the “Star Wars” film series, which are now being investigated. «I am an Indian Sikh, a Sith. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones, ”he said in the clip. According to the “Daily Mail”, this is understood as a reference to the enemies of the Jedi who use the dark side of power for evil. In addition, a framed picture of the evil Sith Lord Darth Malgus can be seen in the video behind Chail.
In a video, the 19-year-old Jaswant Singh Chail threatened to kill the Queen.
Jawant grew up in a loving environment
His motive for the act: Among other things, he is taking revenge for the dead in the Amritsar massacre in 1919. At that time, British colonial troops opened fire on demonstrators in the Indian city of Amritsar, killing hundreds. The police are now investigating why Chail wanted to take revenge for a centuries-old massacre. They have already visited a number of Sikh temples across Hampshire to find out the exact background. But Jawant is said to have been unknown in the temples.
From the incident, his father Jasbir Singh Chail was desperate to the “Daily Mail”: “Something went terribly wrong with our son and we are trying to find out what.” It is his turn to “get him the help he needs”. The Chails live in their own house around 130 kilometers southwest of the capital London.
The 57-year-old family man is a software engineer; he and his 51-year-old wife run their own company at home. According to the Daily Mail, the son grew up in a comfortable and loving environment. What led Jaswant Singh Chail to his disturbed appearance is still a mystery for everyone.
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