Monsoon picnic at Maharashtra’s Tungareshwar waterfall goes wrong: Mumbai man, teen drown
Mumbai city news: Nalla Sopara resident Ashish Hemant Chaurasia (17) and Bhayander resident Pravin Purohit (24) had come with their respective groups to enjoy the water fall during the rains on Sunday afternoonUpdated: Jul 11, 2017 15:43 IST
A man and a teenage boy drowned in the famous Tungareshwar waterfall in Vasai on Sunday.
Nalla Sopara resident Ashish Hemant Chaurasia (17) and Bhayander resident Pravin Purohit (24) had come with their respective groups to enjoy the water fall during the rains on Sunday afternoon.
Ashish had cleared his HSC exam last month and was working at a factory since May. On Sunday he and his colleagues decided to visit the waterfall. Once they reached the spot, Ashish wanted to take a dip in the river but his friend tried to dissuade him. But Ashish jumped in and drowned, said the police.
The same day Purohit and his friends ventured into the river but Purohit went a bit too far from the bank and was swept away.
The fire brigade was called in and they fished out Ashish’s body late on Sunday while Purohit’s body was found on Monday morning.
The Waliv police have registered cases of accidental death and are awaiting the post mortem report to ascertain whether the victims were drunk at the time of the incident.
Tungareshwar and Chinchoti waterfalls are popular tourist spots during monsoon and witnesses drowning incidents every year as people do not pay attention to warnings by the forest department and step into the rivers.