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Sailor onboard Navy frigate commits suicide at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard

According to the Colaba police, the sailor, identified as CR Naikalu, who was working in the INS Tabar

cities Updated: Feb 11, 2018 00:38 IST
A sailor allegedly committed suicide in the INS Tabar ship at the Naval Dockyard in Colaba .(HT File (Representational Image))

A sailor allegedly committed suicide in the INS Tabar ship at the Naval Dockyard in Colaba on Saturday morning.

According to the Colaba police, the sailor, identified as CR Naikalu, who was working in the INS Tabar, hanged himself with a rope in one of the cabins of the ship.

The police said Naikalu’s colleagues noticed the body at 4am on Saturday and informed the captain of the ship.The captain then informed the authorities and the police officers.

Naikalu was taken to Ashwini Hospital in Navy Nagar at Colaba. The police said Naikalu’s body was sent for post mortem at 6.35am.

The police have registered a case of accidental death. Naikalu’s family, who stay in Andhra Pradesh were informed about his death. “We are investigating the reason behind his death,” said Vijay Dhopavkar, senior police inspector, Colaba police station.

First Published: Feb 11, 2018 00:38 IST