NDA, India orders court inquiry to investigate Maldivian Cadet Sulthan’s death

Lance Corporal Mohamed Sultan Ibrahim | Photo: Addu Live

India – NDA, Khadakwasla has ordered a court inquiry to investigate Maldivian Cadet Sulthan’s death during a training exercise.

Lance Corporal Mohammad Sulthan Ahmed died during an organised training activity at the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla in India on September 25.

Despite best efforts, the cadet could not be revived, read the statement by NDA, Khadakwasla.

A postmortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death … A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident.

NDA Statement

The Statement by NDA states that the Maldivian Embassy has been informed, and a report of the incident has been initiated with the appropriate police authority. The Academy added that all arrangements are being made to provide a befitting send-off to the deceased with appropriate military honours, in consultation with the Maldives Embassy.

Local news Adhadhu reports that while the Maldives Government cannot oppose the decision to do a postmortem since it is enforced by the Indian legislature for unexplained deaths during military training, discussions are in progress with Sulthan’s family.

The spokesperson of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) states that the cadets family has not yet given consent for a post mortem.

Sulthan had reported to NDA on March 12 as part of the 145 course and was in the second term.