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Agra: Indian Army paratrooper falls to his death after parachute doesn’t open

Lance Naik Sunil Kumar sustained head injuries after his parachute failed to open during a routine sky diving exercise.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2018 10:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Agra
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The body of Lance Naik Sunil Kumar was brought to the military hospital in Agra for a postmortem.(Pratham Gokhale/HT File Photo/Representative image)

An Indian Army paratrooper from Para One Brigade died during routine sky diving exercise at Malpura dropping zone in Agra on Friday. Lance Naik Sunil Kumar sustained head injuries after his parachute failed to open.

“The body of Lance Naik Sunil Kumar was brought to military hospital in Agra for a postmortem on Friday. The primary reason assigned was falling from a height, leading to fatal head injury causing death,” said Ramesh Bhardwaj, incharge of Malpura police station in Agra.

“After the autopsy, the body was handed over to the army staff. The deceased was from a village in Palwal district of Haryana,” Bhardwaj added. Kumar is survived by his wife and a son.

First Published: Mar 24, 2018 10:31 IST