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Youth on a picnic with friends drowns in Jaipur swimming pool

A youth tragically drowns in Jaipur swimming pool, raising concerns over safety measures. Investigation launched.

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June 17, 2023, 11:01 pm

Amit Dhanka drowning

Amit Dhanka who drowned in a swimming pool in Mansarovar.

JAIPUR: A lost his life due to drowning at a popular swimming pool in Jaipur.

The victim, identified as Amit Dhanka Hajyawala, aged 21 and a resident of Sanganer, had taken a half-day break from his job and went swimming with his friends. While attempting a daring dive into the pool, Amit was unable to resurface and drowned.

The incident occurred on June 4, when Amit, an employee at a garment company in Sanganer, joined his colleagues Ramprasad, Bhavani, Babu, and Pintu for an afternoon swim at the S.R. Swimming pool in Mansarovar.

At approximately 3 p.m., the group descended into the pool to cool off from the scorching summer heat. Amit decided to leap into the water from an elevated spot. Tragically, he failed to emerge from the pool after the jump, leaving his friends deeply concerned.

Growing increasingly alarmed by Amit’s prolonged absence, his friends quickly sprang into action and located him in the water. Despite their frantic efforts, they found him in an unconscious state. Without wasting any time, they rushed Amit to the nearby Dhanwantri Hospital, where medical professionals pronounced him dead upon arrival.

Following the distressing news of the incident, local authorities took swift action. The police immediately transferred Amit’s body to the mortuary at Jaipuria Hospital for a thorough post-mortem examination. Once the examination was completed, the body was released to Amit’s grieving relatives.

In the wake of this tragic event, Kailash Dhanka, the father of the deceased, has lodged a complaint against the swimming pool operator, holding them responsible for Amit’s demise. Dhanka alleges that his son’s death was a result of negligence on the part of the swimming pool management, who failed to provide adequate safety measures, including essential equipment and trained personnel.

Authorities have taken cognizance of the father’s grievance and initiated an investigation into the matter.

The police have registered a case of death due to negligence.

First published: June 12, 2023