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Teen drowning: witnesses yet to be traced

mumbai Updated: Jun 08, 2010 01:37 IST

Four days after a 17-year-old boy drowned at the YMCA swimming pool, the Agripada police have not made any headway in the case.

Police suspect that as Abdul Sayyed was a diabetic, his fluctuating sugar levels may have caused him to faint or made him weak and he drowned.

On May 4, Sayyed had gone swimming with his neighbour’s son Mohammed Abiyaan (9) and police suspect he might have swam to the deep end. As the pool was crowded and Sayyed screams for help might have got unheard.

The police have neither traced any witnesses nor asked for the attendance register. The pool management has said that there were two lifeguards and three coaches on duty that day.

“We will be able to get the register once the pool reopens on Tuesday. We have recorded the statement of Sayyed’s father, Kadir Rehman, but are still tracing the witnesses,” said Sub-Inspector S. Kharade.