28 Nov 2023

Mumbai: 20 year old girl undergoing Agniveer training dies of suicide at Navy hostel

Mumbai: A 20-year-old girl undergoing 'Agniveer' training in the Indian Navy allegedly died of suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room at 'INS Hamla' in Mumbai. The police gave this information on Tuesday. An official said that the girl , hailing from Kerala, was undergoing training at INS Hamla in Malvani area in the western suburb of Malad.

Police said that the girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room on Monday morning. A police officer said that no suicide note was recovered from the spot and it appears that the girl  committed suicide due to personal reasons.

He told that after completing her initial training, the girl was taking training at this center for the last 15 days. The police have registered an accidental death report (ADR) in the case and further investigation is underway, the official said. 'Agniveer' are soldiers recruited in the armed forces under the short-term 'Agneepath' scheme launched in the year 2022 for army recruitment.

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