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Navy sailor hangs himself at INS Shivaji near Pune’s Lonavala base

Akash Sainath Kannala Was Found To Have Hanged Himself From Ceiling Fan By Using A Bedsheet At A Recreation Center On The Base Around 4.30 Am, A Police Official Said.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Jun 2019, 09:29:28 PM
No suicide note was found on the spot, and the Navy has ordered an inquiry.


A 19-year-old sailor allegedly committed suicide at INS Shivaji, the Indian Navy's base near Lonavala in Pune district, Wednesday, police said.

Akash Sainath Kannala was found to have hanged himself from ceiling fan by using a bedsheet at a recreation center on the base around 4.30 am, a police official said.

No suicide note was found on the spot, and the Navy has ordered an inquiry, he said.

Kannala, who was undergoing Direct Entry Engineering Mechanics course, hailed from Pardi village in Nirmal district of Telangana, the police official said. Lonavala police are conducting further probe, he added.

Earlier, A 28-year-old merchant navy officer Shravan Mahendra had committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of a hotel room in Dehradun on March 30, 2019.

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First Published : 05 Jun 2019, 09:29:28 PM