1. Indian Navy sailor found dead under mysterious circumstances onboard INS Rana in Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy sailor found dead under mysterious circumstances onboard INS Rana in Visakhapatnam

A 21-year-old Indian Navy sailor, identified as Vikash Yadav, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday. His body was found riddled with bullet injuries. Yadav was on-duty as security sentry on INS Rana in Visakhapatnam.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 1, 2017 2:00 PM
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A 21-year-old Indian Navy sailor, identified as Vikash Yadav, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday. His body was found riddled with bullet injuries. Yadav was on-duty as security sentry on INS Rana in Visakhapatnam. Yadav’s body was found on the naval docks in the morning. The Eastern Naval Command has no clue yet on whether the sailor shot himself or his gun went off accidentally, a Navy spokesperson told PTI. He added, “A Board of Inquiry is being constituted to investigate the incident. Vikash, an electrical mechanic of power class 1, sustained a bullet injury while on duty as security sentry in the early hours today. He was immediately shifted to the Navy hospital where he was declared brought dead.”

No case has been registered with the Visakhapatnam city police over the death of the sailor who hails from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind, PTI reported.

After finding him on the docks, Vikash Yadav was shifted to the local naval hospital where he was declared dead when brought.

Further details awaited.

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