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Trainee IAS officer drowns in Delhi: Here’s what happened at the Ber Sarai club

Trainee IAS officer Ashish Dahiya drowned in a pool at the Foreign Service Institute in south Delhi while he allegedly was to save a woman colleague.

delhi Updated: May 31, 2017 12:11 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
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A photo of Ashish Dahiya sourced from Facebook.

Ashish Dahiya, the trainee IAS officer, who drowned in the city pool on Monday, was among over two dozen young officers who had gathered for a poolside party. Police said the 30-year-old trainee officer died while allegedly trying to save a drowning woman colleague at the pool of the Foreign Service Institute in south Delhi’s Ber Sarai, where the party was on.

The incident took place around midnight when most of the officers had left. A woman Indian Revenue Service officer allegedly slipped into the 10-foot-deep pool and some of the officers jumped in and rescued her. The woman noticed that Dahiya, who too had helped her out, was missing and alerted others. They then spotted Dahiya floating the water with his face down. Attempts were made to revive him but he was pronounced dead at a Vasant Kunj hospital at 12.30am.

Here is how it all unfolded, according to the police:

A 30-year-old trainee IAS officer died on Monday night in Ber Sarai allegedly while trying to rescue a woman officer, who accidentally slipped into the pool. The family of Ashish Dahiya, an ace swimmer, has alleged foul play in the incident.

Over two dozen IAS, IFS and IRS officers begin a poolside party.

According to some eyewitnesses, a woman IRS officer accidentally slips and falls in the swimming pool.

Three-four others immediately react and jump into the pool to rescue her. Ashish Dahiya was reportedly one of the rescuers.

The woman is brought out. As she recovers, she realises that Dahiya, who too was in the pool, was missing.

A search begins and Dahiya is found floating head down. He is brought out of the swimming pool.

He is given cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rushed to hospital where he is declared brought dead.
Illustration: SUDHIR SHETTY | Graphics: HITESH MATHUR

First Published: May 31, 2017 12:11 IST