21-yr-old sailor found dead inside warship

21-yr-old sailor found dead inside warship

21-yr-old sailor found dead inside warship

A sailor was found dead under suspicious circumstances on board INS Rana of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam during the early hours of Thursday.

Sailor Vikash Yadav (21) reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon when he was on sentry duty. Yadav was a native of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh.

Yadav was working at the electrical mechanical power class-1 of the ship, naval sources said. The matter came to light after sailors on board heard the gun shot. Yadav was immediately rushed to INHS-Kalyani,  where doctors declared him brought dead.

The Malkapuram police, who have jurisdiction over the naval dockyard area, have registered a case. An investigation is on to ascertain the reasons behind Yadav’s decision to take his life.

In a press statement, however, the navy did not mention the reasons behind the young sailor’s demise. “A Board of Inquiry is being ordered to investigate into the incident,” it read.

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