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Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation following death of recruit

Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation following death of recruit

The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said Thursday.

The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March, Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, the commander of Marine Corps training and education at Quantico, Virginia, said in a statement.

Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Michigan, 20, died after falling nearly 40 feet in a stairwell at the installation, the Naval Criminal Investigation Service has said.

Once the Marine Corps' investigations are complete, it will be up to Lukeman to determine "appropriate...

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