IAF soldier allegedly shoots self dead with service rifle

Empty bullet shells have been recovered from the spot and no suicide note has been found.

Published: 27th June 2019 08:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2019 08:00 PM   |  A+A-

death, murder, suicide

For representational purposes

By PTI

JAIPUR: A 22-year-old Leading Aircraftman (LAC) of the Indian Air Force allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district, police said Thursday.

"P Lavanya Prakash, a resident of Machlipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, allegedly took the extreme step while on duty on Wednesday. Empty bullet shells have been recovered from the spot and no suicide note has been found," Assistant Sub-Inspector Dharmendra Singh said.

He said the body was handed over to Prakash's family members after post-mortem and a case was registered.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp