Woman Agniveer trainee kills self at Indian Navy hostel in Mumbai

Deceased was undergoing training at INS Hamla in Maharashtra

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A 20-year-old woman undergoing Agniveer training in the Indian Navy allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room at INS Hamla in Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.

The woman, hailing from Kerala, was undergoing training at the INS Hamla in Malwani area in the western suburb of Malad, an official said. She allegedly hung herself in her hostel room on Monday morning, he said.

“While no suicide note was recovered from the spot, it appears the woman took the extreme step due to personal reasons,” the official said. “The woman had been training at the facility for the last 15 days after completing her basic training,” he said.

The police have registered an accidental death report (ADR) and further investigation is underway, the official added. Agniveers are soldiers recruited by the armed forces under the Agnipath scheme, which was introduced in 2022.


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