21-Year-Old Sailor Found Dead On Board INS Rana in Visakhapatnam

There was no information whether the sailor shot himself, or if his gun went off accidentally.

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Indian Navy ships at sea. Representational image. (Photo courtesy: <a href="">Indian Navy</a>)

A 21-year-old sailor was found dead with bullet injuries on board the Navy vessel INS Rana in Visakhapatnam on 1 June.

A spokesman of the Eastern Naval Command said there was no information as to whether the sailor Vikash Yadav, from Madhya Pradesh, shot himself, or if his gun went off accidentally.

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.
Navy Spokesman

No case has been registered with the Visakhapatnam city police yet, a senior official said.

(With PTI inputs.)

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