Naval sailor Sitaram Hiralal Paraswal found dead at INS Shivaji, suicide suspected

Police said that Sitaram was currently residing in the staff quarters of INS Shivaji and was found hanging to the ceiling fan in his room around 8 am.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:October 15, 2016 12:00 am

A NAVAL sailor attached to the INS Shivaji in Lonavla was found dead on Friday morning. According to a press release issued by INS Shivaji, the naval sailor has been identified as Sitaram Hiralal Paraswal (21), LOG I (F&A).

“The sailor was found hanging in his room, in what appears to be a case of suicide,” states the press release. “The deceased belonged to Sikar in Rajasthan. The sailor’s family has been informed. The Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident,” it is stated. INS Shivaji intimated the Lonavla city police station about the incident. Police said that Sitaram was currently residing in the staff quarters of INS Shivaji and was found hanging to the ceiling fan in his room around 8 am. Lonavla city police reached the spot after getting the information and took the dead body to a hospital for postmortem. Police said no suicide note was found with the body. So an accidental death case has been registered and investigation is on to confirm the cause behind Sitaram’s death.

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