Police havildar died of heart attack during parade practice

Keonjhar: A police havildar died of suspected heart attack during weekly parade practice at the reserve police field here on Monday, police said.

Havildar Pratap Pradhan (50) was commanding a platoon when he suddenly fell down. He was immediately taken to the district headquartes hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, they said.

"Pradhan fell down due to head reeling and then he died of heart attack", Keonjhar Superintendent of Police Aniruddha Kumar Singh said.

The body of Pradhan, who belonged to Nuasahi of Keonjhar town, was taken to the reserve ground from the hospital where police personnel, including the SP, paid their last respect.