Kochi: A Defence Security Corps (DSc) jawan Naik Shivdashan was found dead on Monday early hours with gunshot wounds while on duty at a naval base in Kochi.
The firing whether accidental or not is being ascertained.
The case is being investigated by the Harbour Terminus station police.
The 53-year-old deceased personnel who belonged to Thrissur is survived by his wife and two daughters.
The family has been informed and an inquiry was ordered by the navy into the incident.