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Texas mishap: Indians identified

Police investigating the death of two Indian students rule out 'murder' .

india Updated: May 09, 2007 04:08 IST

Two Indian students, whose bodies were found in a swimming pool in the US city of Kingsville, have been identified by police, which has ruled out any foul play in the incident.

The victims, both 23, have been identified as Pravesh Kumar and Vijay Mahadvan, both graduate students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK).

Kumar was looking forward to graduating in August with a Master's in Business Administration, while Mahadevan was working on his Master's in Electrical Engineering.

Police ruled out any foul play in the accident.

"It doesn't appear that a murder has occurred," Kingsville Chief of Police Ricardo Torres said. "It appears it was just a really bad accident."

Police said the two men had been drinking alcohol when they climbed the locked gate surrounding the pool. Both were wearing only a pair of blue jeans. Police said while they are investigating this case nothing suspicious appears to have happened, and they are calling it an accidental drowning.

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