Two sisters jumped into Upper Lake near Sheetal Das ki Baghia on Tuesday. While younger sister was saved by the divers deployed at Upper Lake, the elder sister drowned.
The deceased has been identified as Pinki Jatav, 20, a resident of Sankhedi on Kolar road. She was Bachelor of Art (BA) second semester student in Hamidia Arts and Commerce College.
Pinki, along with her younger sister Rinki Jatav had left home at about 10 am without informing the parents. They were seen roaming at Sheetal Das ki Baghia in the afternoon. The eyewitnesses said they jumped into the lake one after the other.
The divers, who were on duty at the site, fished them out but it was too late for the elder sister Pinki, who was declared brought dead by the doctors of emergency service (108), while younger sister Rinki was rushed to Hamidia Hospital, where her condition is said to be stable.
In her statement to police, Rinki, a first year student in Nutan College, said that she along with Pinki had gone to Hamidia Arts and Commerce College to check the exam schedule of Pinki.
Around 2.30pm, they were waiting for a bus to return home. Meanwhile, both sisters decided to visit Upper Lake. Rinki further told the police that they were walking on the shore of the lake when she incidentally fell into the lake.
In a bid to save her, Pinki also jumped into the lake. Police, however, said they were sceptical about the veracity of her statement. It is suspected that it might be a case of suicide. Police have registered a case and started investigation.
Police said that they would verify whether both the sisters had gone to Hamidia College or not. "Rinki's statement suggests that she fell into lake incidentally and her sister died in a bid to save her. But, we still need to check the facts," said TI Shyamla Hills, Virendra Singh.