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Mumbai: Sailor found hanging aboard Navy ship

PTI  Mumbai, February 23, 2013
First Published: 20:20 IST(23/2/2013) | Last Updated: 20:23 IST(23/2/2013)

An Indian Navy sailor was found hanging onboard warship INS Delhi in Mumbai, prompting the Navy to set up a board of inquiry.


Abhishek Kumar Kushwaha was found hanging by a baggage chain on Friday, a defence release here said.

The principal medical officer onboard the ship administered first aid and the sailor was subsequently transferred to INHS Asvini by 08:50pm where he was declared brought dead.

The Sailor hailed from Uttar Pradesh and had reported to the ship after a 32-day leave.

His family members at Ballia have been informed, the release said, adding that Board of Inquiry has been ordered.

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