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Lance Naik killed in blast at army barrack in Rajasthan, investigation on

Lance Naik Gunasekhar P, posted at an Army unit in Jodhpur, died in a blast inside the barrack. An inquiry has been instituted by the Army into the incident.

jaipur Updated: May 22, 2018 18:32 IST
Press Trust of India, Jaipur
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Police said a forensics team collected samples from the explosion site inside the army barrack.(Reuters/Photo for representation)

Lance Naik Gunasekhar P, posted at an Army unit in Jodhpur, died in a blast, a defence official said on Tuesday.

“In an unfortunate incident, Lance Naik Gunasekhar P posted at a unit in Jodhpur expired on May 21. He was declared brought dead at the military hospital, Jodhpur after he sustained injuries in a blast,” defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

He said an inquiry has been instituted by the Army into the incident.

“There was some explosive in the barrack. A team from the forensic science laboratory has collected samples from the site,” Ramesh Kumar Sharma, SHO of Ratanada police station, said.

First Published: May 22, 2018 18:32 IST