Engineering Student Dies After Drowning in Pond

When the group was walking close to the pond, Pandey\'s foot slipped and he fell into it, a senior official said.

Published: 04th April 2016 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2016 02:50 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old engineering student died today after he suspectedly drowned in a pond inside the premises of the Jamali Kamali mosque and tomb in south Delhi's Mehrauli area.

Priyanshu Pandey was a resident of Mehrauli and pursuing B.Tech from a private institute, police said.

The incident took place this evening when Pandey along with at least two friends had gone for a walk at the archaeological village complex in Mehrauli, they said.

When the group was walking close to the pond, Pandey's foot slipped and he fell into it. The friends raised alarm and the police was informed, a senior official said.

A rescue operation was jointly launched by the fire department, district administration and the police. Teams of NDRF were also roped in, the official said.

Pandey's body was fished out around 10:45 PM, police said, adding from preliminary investigation foul play has been ruled out but the student's friends are being questioned.

The body was sent for post-mortem examination, they said.

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