Dubbed ’52 days of sleepless nights.’ an intense training program that is undertaken in the first two months of police training at training school in kabalye, it has left 3 police trainees dead in the ongoing training.
Two female trainees lost their lives, as a result of the training that led to miscarriages causing over bleeding and eventually death. Another male trainee also died last December.
According to URN ,
Details of the victims have remained scanty, a source at Naguru police headquarters said a special probe has been set up to understand how pregnant ladies were admitted for the training because it is against the recruitment procedures.
“After the death of female trainees whose death was attributed to miscarriage as a result of rigorous exercises, a fresh medical examination was conducted and three other ladies were found pregnant. They are still stuck at the school,” said the source.
The source put the death toll to five so far, while those that are sick are eight. At least 20 military trainees arrived at PTS to take the recruits into rigorous military training in September two weeks after they had arrived for the course.
4500 Probation Police Constables (PPCs) and 500 Learner Assistant Inspectors of Police (LAIPs) started a one-year police course in September last year.