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Delhi: Trainee IAS officer drowns in swimming pool while trying to rescue friend

India TV News Desk New Delhi May 30, 2017 12:21 IST
India TV News Desk

A 30-year-old trainee Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer drowned in a swimming pool here while trying to save a female friend, police said on Tuesday.

Ashish Dahiya's body was discovered on Monday night in Foreign Service Institute's pool based in south Delhi's Ber Sarai area. 

Police was informed about a man drowning in the swimming pool of the institute. He was rushed to Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said. 

He was a resident of Haryana's Sonipat, the police added.

A 2016-batch officer, Dahiya and his friends from the IFS and IRS had gathered for a poolside party on Monday night at the institute. The Foreign Service Institute is run by the Ministry of External Affairs.

During the party, they decided to go for a swim in the pool located at the club. Police suspect they had consumed alcohol. 

According to eyewitnesses, a lady officer accidentally fell into the pool and the officers, including Dahiya, jumped in to rescue her, police said. 

As the lady officer was safely pulled out, it was noticed that Ashish was missing. Later, he was found floating in the pool. 

He was taken to a hospital where he died. The family of the deceased has reached Delhi. 

“Eyewitnesses said that a woman trainee slipped into the pool after which several young officers, including Dahiya, tried to rescue her. Though the woman was safely pulled out, the group noticed that Ashish was missing. He was found floating in the pool soon after,” Chinmoy Biswal, Additional DCP (South), was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.