Commando dies in freak firing incident

Published: 31st March 2013 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2013 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

A 28-year-old commando attached to the Centre for Counter Terrorism (CCT) unit located near Kudlu Gate on Hosur Road died after he accidentally fired his pistol at himself while cleaning it on Saturday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Sathish, a native of Sorab in Shimoga district. He was working as a commando at the centre from two-and-a-half years. He is survived by his wife and children.

Alok Mohan, ADGP of the CCT, said the incident took place at 12.30 pm when Sathish was examining  and cleaning his weapon. It accidentally ended up firing from the pistol and a bullet pierced through his lower stomach and he sustained severe injuries, the police said. Other commandos who noticed it, rushed him to St John’s Hospital where he succumbed at 3 pm.

Speaking to Express, Alok Mohan told Satish was an efficient commando. “He was on the sentry duty when he was inspecting his weapon. It is an unfortunate incident and I have ordered an internal inquiry to ascertain the exact cause of the incident. I have also advised the commandos to take safety measures.”

After the postmortem, his body was sent to his native place for the last rites.


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