Lonavala, June 4: A 19-year-old Navy sailor allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday at Indian Naval Station (INS) Shivaji, the Navy's base near Lonavala in Maharashtra's Pune district. Akash Sainath Kannala was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a recreation centre on the base, police said. Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh Sets New Rules For Staff: Abstain From Ostentatious Behaviour, Eat Simple Meals, Curb Fawning.
Kannala had used bedsheet for committing suicide. So far no suicide note was found and the Navy has ordered an inquiry, said police. The 19-year-old, who was undergoing Direct Entry Engineering Mechanics (DEEM) course, hailed from Paradi village in Telangana's Nirmal district.
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Maharashtra: Kannala Akash, 19-yr-old Naval Sailor from Telangana's Nirmal dist who was pursuing Direct Entry Engineering Mechanics course at INS Shivaji in Lonavala, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at around 3-4 am today at INS Shivaji. FIR filed. Navy has ordered inquiry.
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INS Shivaji houses the Naval College of Engineering which trains officers of Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The Indian Navy operates Akshat, first damage control simulator, at the Naval station to officers and sailors on damage control on the warship on sea