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Woman IAF officer commits suicide, probe ordered

PTI  Jodhpur, November 28, 2012
First Published: 10:05 IST(28/11/2012) | Last Updated: 13:31 IST(28/11/2012)

A woman officer in the Indian Air Force allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her official quarters in Jodhpur on Wednesday morning.

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29-year-old squadron leader Anandita Das, hailing from Kolkata, was posted at the Jodhpur Air Force Station and living in the officers' quarters with her husband, who is also an IAF officer.

"She was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the wee hours today. The body has been shifted to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital for postmortem," police said.

She was a ground duty officer.

Defence spokesperson SD Goswami said that a court of inquiry has been ordered in the case.

"Police investigation is on and we will extend full cooperation to the police investigation," he added.

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