Agniveer trainee in Navy found dead in Mumbai

While no note was recovered from the spot, it appears the woman took the extreme step due to personal reasons, the official said

November 28, 2023 12:42 pm | Updated November 29, 2023 02:38 am IST - Mumbai

A 20-year-old woman, undergoing Agniveer training in the Indian Navy, was found dead in her hostel room at INS Hamla in Mumbai.

The victim, Aparna V. Nair, from Kerala, allegedly ended her life by hanging on Monday. She was undergoing training at the INS Hamla in the Malwani area in the western suburb of Malad, an official said on Tuesday.

Although no note left behind by the victim was found, initial indications suggest personal reasons may have driven her to resort to the drastic step, he said. “An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident,” another official said.

The woman had been training at the facility for the last 15 days after completing her basic training. An accidental death report (ADR) was registered by police and a probe is on.

Agniveers are soldiers enlisted through the Agnipath scheme, which was introduced in 2022.

(Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling any of the following numbers: Call-022-25521111 (Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.); ASRA - 022 2754 6669 (24x7); The Samaritans Mumbai: 8422984528/842984529/8422984530 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m., all days))

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