25-YR-OLD FORCE 1 COM­MANDO KILLS SELF IN KALINA

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MUM­BAI: A 25-year-old com­mando of Ma­ha­rash­tra’s Force 1, an elite counter- ter­ror­ism unit formed af­ter the 26/11 at­tacks, fa­tally shot him­self in the chest at the po­lice train­ing cen­tre in Kalina on Fri­day. No sui­cide note was found, po­lice said.

At 5am, Nand­lal Limba Son­awane went to the ter­race of the res­i­den­tial quar­ters and shot him­self with his ser­vice pis­tol, po­lice said. “On hear­ing the gun­shot, his col­leagues rushed there and found him in a pool of blood,” said Ra­jen­dra Pardesi, se­nior in­spec­tor, Vakola po­lice. He was de­clared dead soon af­ter he was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal.

Son­awane, a Dhule na­tive, joined the state po­lice as a con­sta­ble, and was se­lected for the Force 1 two years ago. His col­leagues told the po­lice he had been de­pressed for a few days. The po­lice are prob­ing this fur­ther.

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