4 drown while bathing in UP's Gomti river post Holi festivities
At least four people drowned while bathing in Uttar Pradesh’s Gomti River post Holi festivities, police said on Thursday.
A report quoting District Magistrate, Sultanpur Jasjit Kaur, said that four people died of drowning near Sitakund Ghat of Gomti river while bathing after Holi celebrations. The senior official said that the deceased—aged between 18-32 years—drowned while trying to save each other.
She said that the bodies of the three deceased were recovered on Wednesday while body of the fourth deceased was recovered on Thursday afternoon, adding that the bodies have been sent for post-mortem and the families of the deceased have been informed.
Kaur said that after getting information about the incident she and other district officials along with the local police reached the spot and took stock of the rescue operation. However, it was too late as the four men had already died due to drowning, she said.
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Kaur further said that Sultanpur district administration is making arrangements for their cremation while also announcing a compensation of Rs 4 lakh will to the kin of each deceased.
In related news a young man was stabbed to death in Baraut area of Uttar Pradesh following an altercation while consuming alcohol on Holi, police said on Thursday.
According to Circle Officer Baraut Saviratna Gautam, the deceased, identified as 22-year-old Vicky got involved in an argument when he and some others were having drinks on Wednesday. The officer said that the scuffle soon turned violent and Vicky was stabbed during the incident.
The victim was a resident of Hilwadi village in Baraut area.
Police received information about the incident, reached the spot and took the body into custody, the officer said, adding that the body has been sent for post-mortem.
A case has been registered and a search has been launched to nab the accused.
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