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BSF jawan critical after suicide attempt


Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Malkangiri, Mar 31:

A Border Security Force (BSF) constable posted in Odisha is struggling for his life after failing in his attempt to end his life using his service gun today, police said.

BSF constable R K Mohanty (36), posted at the Nakamamudi BSF camp under Orkel police limits in Malkangiri district, was left severely wounded after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide as the bullet he had aimed at his throat missed the target, police said.

Mohanty was rushed to the nearby Balimela hospital and later shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Malkangiri in a critical condition.

Police said as Mohanty’s condition deteriorated, he was airlifted to a hospital in Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

An investigation has been initiated into the matter, police added.