Navy sailor shoots self accidentally, dies



Visakhapatnam: A 22-year-old Navy sailor, on a sentry duty on board a warship near here, died after shooting himself accidentally, official sources said.

"Rohit Kumar, Electrical Mechanic Radio II, sustained the injuries by probable accidental discharge of his weapon, in the early hours today whilst on sentry duty on board a naval warship...And succumbed to the injuries later at the Naval Hospital," an official statement said.

A board of inquiry has been ordered to look into the cause of the accident, it added.

PTI