Sailor found dead at naval aircraft yard

, 4:29 PM IST

Kochi: In a suspected case of suicide, a 25-year-old sailor was found dead at the Naval Aircraft Yard here this morning, the Navy said.

Roopa Ram, an Electrical Artificer (Air Radio) was found hanging at the yard, the Navy said in a release.

“In what appears to be a case of suicide, the sailor was found hanging at the Yard when personnel reported for work,” the statement said.

Roopa Ram, hailing from Nagour in Rajasthan, is survived by his wife and a nine-month old son.

The family has been informed, the release said, adding the Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident.