A Defence Security Corps (DSC) jawan, was found dead with gunshot wounds late night at the Naval Base in Kochi, Kerala.
Naik Sivadasan K, aged 53 years, was found dead while on duty as an armed sentry at the Base.
It is yet to be ascertained whether the firing was accidental or not and the case is being investigated by the harbour terminus police station.
The deceased, belonging to Thrissur is survived by his wife and two daughters, both of whom are married and they have been informed about his death.
An inquiry is being ordered by the Navy into the incident.