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Why Did Woman Agniveer Commit Suicide? Investigation Begins

Another Agniveer dies by suicide within a span of two months and this time it is a 20-year-old girl Aparna V. Nair from Kerala.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Nov 28, 2023 19:10 IST
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An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the alleged suicide incident of a 20-year-old woman who was undergoing Agniveer training at INS Hamla, an official statement issued by Defence PRO said on Tuesday.

“The unfortunate incident of the unnatural death of Aparna V Nair, Agniveer Logistics(F&A), age 20, occurred at INS Hamla, Mumbai on November 27. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident by the Indian Navy,” Defence PRO said. Earlier today, Mumbai Police said that the woman was under training at INS Hamla at the time of the incident.

“A 20-year-old woman, who was under training in the Navy for Agniveer, allegedly died by suicide by hanging herself. As per an official, Malvani Police registered an ADR and is carrying out further operations,” police said.

Further investigation is underway.

Aparna’s suicide has sparked many questions and speculations. Her personal and professional life are under scrutiny post this incident. The sequence of suicide cases has become a subject of discussion for the netizens who are reacting over all the possible reasons that led Aparna to this horrifying step.

Under the Agnipath scheme in the Indian armed forces, selected candidates are enrolled as Agniveers for a four-year period.

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This is the second suicide case of an Agniveer within the span of two months. Before this, Amritpal Singh, another Agniveer shot himself on sentry duty on October 15.

(with inputs from agencies)

First published on: Nov 28, 2023 07:05 PM IST

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