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NDA cadet from Maldives collapses, dies during training

21-year-old cadet, Mohammad Sulthan Ahmed of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), collapsed during a training activity at the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla in Pune, Maharashtra on September 25. 

The cadet collapsed during the training and despite best efforts to revive him, he could not be saved. A post mortem will be conducted to find out the cause of death.  

The cadet joined the academy in March this year as part of the 145 course and was in his second term. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to probe the incident. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) for Pune City police, Pornima Gaikwad, told “as per primary information given to us, the cadet collapsed during physical training activity on Saturday afternoon. He was taken to Military Hospital in Khadakwasla, where he was declared dead. The NDA authorities subsequently informed us about the incident and we registered the matter under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and a probe has been launched into the circumstances leading to his death.” 

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