A 22-year-old Navy sailor shot himself with his service revolver on the naval vessel INS Shivalik at 5 AM on Thursday. Identified as Amit Kumar, the young sailor was on security sentry duty at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. He was rushed to the naval hospital INHS Kalyani after he shot himself with a service revolver.
Kumar shot himself on the vessel while it was stationed at the naval dockyard. After treating him, the doctors stated that the sailor’s condition is now stable. The Malkapuram police in Visakhapatnam have registered a case and a probe has begun to investigate the reasons behind the alleged suicide. The officials have stated that his family may be a possible reason.
Less than three years ago in May 2017, in a similar incident, a Navy cadet of the same age group committed suicide by jumping off a building at the Ezhimala Naval Academy, Kerala. The 26-year-old was identified as G Sooraj, a native of Tirur, Malappuram district in Kerala. Superiors were accused of mentally and physically harassing the cadet in a suicide note that he left behind.