Navy official dies of bullet injury onboard ship in Kochi, suicide suspected

First Published 1, Oct 2017, 8:42 PM IST
Navy officer dies bullet injury ship Kochi suicide suspected
Highlights
  • According to naval authorities, a gunshot was heard at 7.30 am around the INS Jamuna
  • Minutes later, Raksha Kumar Parmar, a security official with the Indian Navy, was found wounded
  • The naval and police authorities have begun a probe to find out if it was an accident or suicide

An Indian Navy official died in Kochi on Sunday after he mysteriously sustained a bullet injury onboard a hydrograhic survey ship anchored near the Southern Naval Command.

According to naval authorities, a gunshot was heard at 7.30 am around the INS Jamuna. Minutes later, Raksha Kumar Parmar, a security official with the Indian Navy, was found wounded.

Raksha was rushed to a nearby naval hospital where he died around 9.40 am, the police said. The naval and police authorities have begun a probe to find out if it was an accident or suicide.

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