Havildar dies in Odisha after service gun goes off accidentally during cleaning


Cuttack: An Armoury Havildar of the Cuttack Reserve Police Headquarters died today after his service gun accidentally discharged a bullet when he was cleaning the gun.

The deceased has been identified as Saroj Patnaik was cleaning the gun at the Kisan Nagar police station in Cuttack district.

According to reports, his service gun went off accidentally while he was cleaning it and a bullet hit him near his right year.

He was rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital here in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Mangalabag police registered an unnatural death case and launched a probe into the incident.

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