In a chilling incident of death caught on camera, a NCC cadet on training drowned while his fellow cadets - oblivious to his plight - were engrossed in taking a selfie!
The incident occurred at Gundanjeya temple Kalyani at Ravugodlu in Ramanagar on Sunday. The victim identified as Vishwas was a student of National College. Vishwas was a part of NCC camp that visited the Ramanagar on Sunday.
Television reports said that Vishwas along with his friends got into the pond to play. As his friends were taking the selfie, Vishwas had apparently swam further. His friends did not realise that he was missing in the group selfie. When they noticed his absence, it was too late. The fellow NCC cadets reportedly rushed to the village and sought the residents' help in saving him. But in vain.
It is reported that these bunch of boys did not share their selfie with anyone fearing police investigation. They reportedly told the college authorities that Vishwas could have slipped and drowned. But the teachers soon cracked their lie.
A relative of the deceased told a news channel that Vishwas did not know swimming. But it is shameful of these boys who cared little for their drowning friend just for a selfie. He also lambasted the NCC trainer Girish who was expected to take care of the boys in the camp.
"The sheer negligence on the part of the college authorities and Girish took away my son's life. What could one expect from these bunch of boys who will be trained to serve the country in future," rued Vishwas' father, an auto rickshaw driver.