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Army officer dies in accidental fire in Anantnag

Google Maps image locates the Khundru area in J&K’s Anantnag district.

Google Maps image locates the Khundru area in J&K’s Anantnag district.  

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Colonel J.V. Mahadik suffered grievous injuries after his personal weapon went off accidentally while he was travelling in a vehicle in Khundru area of Anantnag district.

An Army officer died on June 25 after he accidentally shot himself from his personal firearm in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

Colonel J.V. Mahadik suffered grievous injuries after his personal weapon went off accidentally while he was travelling in a vehicle in Khundru area of Anantnag district, a defence spokesman said in Srinagar.

“In an unfortunate incident Col. J.V. Mahadik (Corps of Artillery) posted at Station Headquarters, Khundru, succumbed to the injuries suffered due to accidental discharge of fire from his personal weapon while travelling in a vehicle,” the spokesman said.

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