Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1:

A Special Operations Group (SOG) jawan died while undergoing training at the Chandaka SOG camp on the outskirts of Odisha capital, today. The deceased was identified as Laxminarayan Pradhan.


According to sources, Pradhan fell unconscious while running during training session this morning. He was rushed to Capital Hospital here but declared brought dead by doctors.

Tension gripped the camp following the incident as other jawans staged protest in front of the camp and blocked road alleging that Pradhan was told to undergo training even after he complained of illness. They further alleged that there was delay in providing primary treatment to the jawan for which he died.

The jawans demanded a probe into the incident and action against the camp authorities who asked Pradhan to participate in training despite his sickness.

Intelligence Director Sunil Roy and IG, Operations Soumendra Priyadarshi held discussions with the agitating jawans, reports said.

“The jawan hadn’t informed authorities about his health condition before running. Compensation will be provided to the family of the deceased jawan as per government norms. Though it appears to be a case of cardiac arrest, the actual reason behind the death can be ascertained after post mortem,” said Priyadarshi.