Nagpur: Five boys, age between 17 and 21, drowned in the Kanhan river last Sunday before taking a bath before going inside a religious gathering at Amma’s dargah inside Old Kamptee taluka on the outskirts of Nagpur. none of the five young men knew how to swim at all.
Identity of Deceased Youths
The information of the deceased youths is Saptaheen Sheikh age (20), Ayyaz Baig age (22), Sayyed Arbaaz (21) age, Khwaja Baig (19) age and Mohammad Akhuzhar age (21) The identity of the deceased youths, the deceased youths had attended the religious congregation.
To join inside, had traveled about 230 km from Degrass to Yavatmal. Despite day-long hardships by a team of Nagpur-based fishermen, divers and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), only Baig’s body has been recovered so far. The post-mortem of the dead has been done at a hospital in Kamptee sub-district. And his dead body was given to the relatives of the youth who arrived in Nagpur.
Group of 12 Youths
The search for the rest of the youth is on. In Yavatmal, a group of 12 youths, all natives of Digras, had come to Nagpur, where ‘urs’ or religious gatherings were going on in different temples. Police have said that the deceased youths started from Yavatmal around 11 pm on Saturday night. After reaching inside Nagpur, the deceased youths offered prayers at the Dargah of Taj Bagh, where Baba Taj Urs is going on. Then the deceased youth had reached Kanhan’s river to take a bath.
From here, the youths had to go to another shrine called Amma ki Dargah in Old Kamptee taluka to pay their respects. Five youths went to take a bath, and there one was waiting on the bank of the river. Seven companions of the deceased youths were resting inside the car. And Vilas Kale, a senior inspector of Kanhan police station, has given this statement and said that this river is not suitable for swimming because there are very dangerous and hollow pits lying on the bottom of this river, these pits are not visible from outside.
“These youngsters boys had moved about 17 feet away from the bank, and the biggest thing none of them knew that how to swim at all.
Prashant Sangde Said
Prashant Sangde who is the Tehsildar, has said that due to the rains, the current of the river was very strong, due to which the search operation was also affected.