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Sharmili Mallick

Pune/Bhubaneswar: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has started an investigation into the alleged suicide of a 57-year-old Army officer of Brigadier rank at the Pune railway station in Maharashtra on Sunday.

The brigadier has been identified as Anant Naik from. Naik was posted as the Head of the Department and Hospital Administration at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune.

Naik used to live alone in the officers’ quarters in Pune while his family is in Bhubaneshwar, said reports.

As per the information provided by the Government Railway Police (GRP) of Pune, Naik came to the railway station in his official vehicle around noon. He had told his driver who was accompanying him that he will return after visiting the MSO (Movement Control Office). However, at around 12.45 pm, he jumped in front of the moving Udyan Express at Platform number 3 and died.

No suicide note has been found. Information about his death has been conveyed to Naik’s son, added the Pune GRP.

While the preliminary investigation points to death by suicide, the exact sequence of events and cause behind the incident could only be ascertained later after detailed investigation.

A CCTV camera installed on the spot shows that Naik initially tried to end his life by jumping in front of Chennai Express but failed to do it and later was crushed to death by Udyan Express, said the statement released by the GRP.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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