A young woman, who was undergoing training to become an Agniveer, tragically took her own life at a hostel in Mumbai, according to the police. The 20-year-old woman, originally from Kerala, had arrived in Mumbai just two weeks ago to begin her Navy training.
The incident occurred on Monday morning, following an argument between the woman and her boyfriend. The argument escalated to the point where her boyfriend threatened to end his own life. Sadly, soon after, the woman herself died by suicide. Her lifeless body was discovered in her room at the INS Hamla base in Malad West.
Medical professionals were immediately informed and upon arrival, they declared her dead. The Malwani police have initiated an investigation and have registered a case of accidental death.
The Agniveer program involves four years of service as an “Agniveer” soldier, which includes six months of training and three and a half years of deployment. After this period, individuals have the option to apply for a continued role within the armed forces.
This heartbreaking incident highlights the importance of mental health support and intervention. It serves as a reminder that timely intervention and assistance can be critical in preventing such tragic outcomes.