The body of an MBBS student of Udaipur’s Ravindra Nath Tagore medical college, who fell down a well on Thursday afternoon, was recovered after an hour of vigorous efforts.
A huge crowd gathered on the college premises after the news of a student falling down the well spread there, including mayor Chandra Singh Kothari and other administrative officers, college authorities, fellow students and police.
The incident happened when the victim, Aman Jindal, a second semester MBBS student, accidentally fell down a well on college premises while playing cricket with other students.
Aman, who was running after a ball, came close to the well and the metal cover of the well slipped open.
Some of the students, who were playing with the victim, rushed towards him and jumped into the well to rescue Aman, but didn’t succeed.
Later, a team of police including deputy superintendent of police Gopal Singh Bhatti and Hathipol police station’s SHO (station house officer) Rajesh Kumar went to the scene and launched a rescue operation. According to the students present on the scene, with the help of professional divers and fire tenders, the body of the student was recovered and taken to a mortuary.
The post-mortem will be conducted after the victim’s parents reach Udaipur.
According to fellow students, Aman was a resident of Jindal Colony, Gulabbagh area of Dholpur district.
Currently, he was staying at the boy’s hostel of the medical college.
Deputy SP Bhatti said, “Prima Facie it seems the mishap occurred while he was playing cricket on the hostel premises. But, the investigation is still on and the picture will be clearer after the post- mortem report is out.”