Briefly Nation: Navy officer dies, police suspect suicide

Navy officer dies, police suspect suicide

Thiruvananthapuram: The chief of the quick reaction team at the INS Dronacharya Gunnery School in Kochi died of a "self-inflicted bullet injury" on Sunday, the Navy said. The

police suspect that he committed suicide. Sub-lieutenant Arunkumar, 27, was found dead in his duty room, a bullet entry wound above his right ear. The Navy has ordered a probe and sent the body for autopsy, to be completed on Monday.

Kandhamal riots: 13 get six years in jail

PHULBANI: A fast-track court here sentenced 13 persons to six years rigorous imprisonment for their involvement in the 2008 Kandhamal riots. Six others were acquitted due to lack of evidence. The convicts had torched houses of minorities in Salagduda under Gochhapada police station during the riots after VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati was killed in the district.

Lankan navy 'damages' 6 fishermen boats

RAMESWARAM: Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly damaged the boats of four fishermen by pelting stones while they were fishing off Dhanushkodi on Sunday, officials said. The personnel surrounded six boats of the fishermen, pelted stones at them and threw away the ir fishing nets, Assistant Director of Fisheries Thilomin Thyagarajan said.

6 cell phones, 5 SIMs seized in jail raid

PATNA: Six mobile phones and five SIM cards smuggled inside the Beur central jail were recovered from the prisoners' wards during a raid on Sunday, the police said. The jail houses thousands of inmates.

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