Army colonel commits suicide in training centre

An Indian army colonel committed suicide in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The 43-year-old Indian Army colonel committed suicide by hanging at a training centre in Jabalpur city of the state, police said.

The body of Colonel Nishith Khanna, posted as Commanding Officer in the 1-Technical Training Regiment (TTR), was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a room of the officers’ mess in the One Signal Training Centre, City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Priyanka Shukla said.

Police found a suicide note purportedly written by the deceased Army officer stating he was “sorry”.

The deceased Army officer was staying away from his family, which included his wife, son and daughter, since October 25, 2022, the police officer said.

Notably, a 29-year-old captain of the Indian Army had last week committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at the Pachmarhi-based Indian Army Educational Corps Training College and Centre (AECTCC) in Narmadapuram district of Madhya Pradesh.