Jaipur: Six days after army captain Ankit Gupta drowned in Takhat Sagar Lake in Jodhpur during a drill, his body was recovered on Tuesday. The body got suck in bushes deep in the lake.
A rescue team consisting of army commandos and divers had been searching for the body for the past five days.
According to preliminary reports, the body was recovered in the afternoon. Since it got stuck in bushes, it didn’t float to the surface. His cloths got stuck in an anchor dropped into the lake by the rescue team following which the body was recovered.
The army is yet to share official information on the matter. The body was taken to the army hospital in Jodhpur and the family members have been informed. It was yet unclear whether his last rites will be held in Jodhpur or in Gurugram.
Takhat Sagar lake is used for para commando training throughout the year. Ankit Gutpa and other commandos jumped off a helicopter. They were supposed to reach a boat after jumping into the lake.
While three commandos reached the boat, Ankit Gupta disappeared. The other commandos started searching for him, but to no avail. The army headquarters in Jodhpur was informed following which a rescue operation was launched. The lake is almost 51-feet deep.