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First woman Territorial Army personnel ‘kills self’

Territorial Army’s first woman personnel,35-year-old Sapper Shanti Tigga,was found hanging in a hospital cabin

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata |
May 15, 2013 12:24:12 am

Territorial Army’s first woman personnel,35-year-old Sapper Shanti Tigga,was found hanging in a hospital cabin on Tuesday — four days after she was allegedly abducted and left tied to a tower by the railway tracks.

Tigga was abducted on May 9 and rescued the next day by a train driver. She was admitted to Alipur Duar Railway Division Hospital on May 11.

Police had reportedly found her story of abduction inconsistent and called her for interrogation several times.

On Tuesday,around 4.30 pm,when her son came to pay her a visit,he found the door of the hospital cabin locked from inside. When Tigga did not answer,the door was broken open. Tigga was found hanging with a towel tied around her throat. The body has been sent for autopsy.

Tigga,a mother of two,had joined the 969 Railway Engineer Regiment of Territorial Army in 2011.

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