13-year-old drowns in Udaipur’s Fateh Sagar Lake
Just five days after a three-year-old girl died in a boat collision at Udaipur’s Fateh Sagar Lake, a minor boy from the city drowned on Sundayjaipur Updated: Jun 04, 2017 19:47 IST
Just five days after a three-year-old girl died in a boat collision at Udaipur’s Fateh Sagar Lake, a minor boy from the city drowned on Sunday.
The 13-year-old’s body was later fished out by divers and shifted to a mortuary for a post-mortem.
Khushwant Singh, a resident of Devali, had gone to the lake to swim with his friends. Singh was swimming with the help of a tyre tube when some of his friends, who were jumping into the water from the bank of the river, accidentally landed on him.
Singh lost his grip on the tyre and drowned, said Ambamata police.
His friends started a search for him and later informed the police about the incident.
A team of Ambamata police rushed to the scene and launched a search operation. More than two hours later, divers spotted the body in the water and pulled it out, police said.
Later, mayor Chandra Singh Kothari arrived at the scene to take stock of the situation.
The body has been handed over to relatives of the deceased boy.
Earlier, Vidyadhar Saini, a chartered accountant from Jaipur, was riding a six-seater boat with his family and neighbours, and their driver lost control of the boat and rammed into a 20-seater boat that was carrying 11 passengers.
When the collision took place, Saini, his three-year-old daughter Chahak, his neighbour, and the neighbour’s seven-year-old son fell into the lake. Everybody was wearing life-jackets, but the one worn by the three-year-old girl proved too big for her; it came off when she fell into the water. Without the life-jacket, Chahak disappeared in the lake.
First Published: Jun 04, 2017 19:47 IST