Trainee army officer from Chennai tries to kill self

Published: 24th June 2016 05:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2016 05:03 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: BARELY a week after an IPS officer committed suicide in Paderu in the Visakahpatnam Agency area, a trainee cadet of the Officer Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, attempted to end his life at a hotel in Araku on Thursday.His condition is stable.

Mahendra Singh Rawat, 26, was said to be dejected by his failure to clear the courses at the academy.

The OTA is a training establishment of the Indian Army that trains officers for Short Service Commissions (SSC). Rawat, a native of Dehradun in Uttarakhand, came to Araku from Chennai and checked into a hotel on Wednesday night, the Araku Valley police police.

With Rawat not emerging from his room, hotel staff knocked on the door several times Thursday morning, but got no response. Growing suspicious, the door was opened with a master key and Rawat was found lying in a pool of blood. He had slit his wrists.

Police rushed to the spot and took the man to a hospital at Araku. Rawat had reportedly failed to clear some of the subjects in the academy and came to Araku to take his own life. A case was registered in this regard.


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