Jaipur: A 20-year-old student, identified as Ashutosh Garg, died after he drowned in Sawan Phuhar Water Park in Kota on Sunday. The waterpark is situated on Bundi Road in Kunhari police station area.
Ashutosh, a resident of Mahaveer Nagar in Kota, hurt his nose when he took a dive into the swimming pool and drowned. There was a crowd of more than 100 people in the water park, but no one realized that Ashutosh was missing. The family members were inconsolable when they came to know about the death of Ashutosh in the freak accident. Ashutosh’s father Vivek Garg is a prominent businessman in Kota. His elder brother is also pursuing engineering from a college in Goa.
Ashutosh had gone to the water park with members of a dance group. When his friends didn’t see him for nearly five minutes, they launched a search for him. Ashutosh was found at the bottom of the swimming pool. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The police have launched an investigation.
According to reports, Ashutosh was to join an engineering college on July 19. Dance was his hobby , so he had joined a dance group. He came to Sawan Fuhar Water Park along with the members of the dance group.
After the dance group members informed the police and family members, IG, Kota Vishal Bansal also reached the hospital and had the postmortem examination conducted in his presence.
“What caused the accident is still under investigation, but prima-facie it seems that when Ashutosh dived into the swimming pool, he hurt his nose. He fell unconscious and drowned,” said a police officer.
A forensic examination of the spot was also conducted.
“We have lodged a case and launched an investigation into the incident. We are studying the footages of CCTVs installed in the waterpark. We are probing if there was any negligence on part of the water park authorities,” said the officer.
First published: July 9, 2018