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CoBRA commando commits suicide in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A commando today allegedly committed suicide at his camp in Sunabeda in

Officials said the incident was reported early today when CoBRA commando and Head Constable Shankar Prasad was found lying in a pool of blood after he allegedly shot himself with his service rifle.

They said the deceased commando belonged to the 202nd battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) deployed in the state for anti-Naxal operations in Sunabeda in Koraput district of the state.

CoBRA is the elite jungle warfare unit of the

They said senior and state police officials have reached the spot and a of Inquiry has been ordered by the paramilitary to ascertain as to why Prasad took the extreme step.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 15:02 IST