Arbaaz Sayyed, 17, one of the teenagers who drowned at the beach, had lost his aunt only four days ago. His family had barely gotten over the loss when they got news about Sayyed’s death.
“What is the use of all these rescue operations? We will not get back our son, but only his body,” cried Sakeera Sayyed, one of Arbaaz’s aunts. His body, the police said, is yet to be traced.
Arbaaz lived at the Sagar City building in an SRA colony in Andheri (west). He went with six friends to swim at Juhu beach behind Godrej bungalow, following which he and his friend, 15-year-old Zuber Hussain, reportedly drowned. Hussain’s body was found at around 8 pm on Sunday, but rescue work was still on to recover Arbaz’s body.
“Arbaaz’s father, Sayyed Sajjad Ali, is a heart patient. He underwent a bypass surgery only recently. We have not broken the news to him yet,” said Wajjid Sayyed, Arbaaz’s uncle. Five of Arbaaz’s friends, who were playing football there, fled after seeing them drown, Wajjid added.
Mohamed Muzzammil, Hussain’s 32-year-old uncle said, “Hussain’s mother has neurological problems. We don’t know how to break the news to her.”