- The three students ventured into the river around 5:30 pm in the evening.
- Police stated that the three had come as a part of a group of 11 along with 2 wardens.
A Kerala resort owner tried to save three drowning students in the Periyar River. In the process, unfortunately the man died along with the other three as well. The police confirmed that the incident occurred on Friday evening.
The three students belonged to Delhi’s one of the most prestigious institution – St. Stephen’s College. Third year Sanskrit students Anubhav Chandra and Aditya Patel, first year Chemistry student Kenneth John along with Benny, the resort owner died at Paniyeli Poru, which is a tourist spot.
Police stated that the three had come as a part of a group of 11 along with 2 wardens. It is apparently referred to as a death spot because of the under currents and that is exactly how this tragic incident happened.
The three students ventured into the river around 5:30 pm in the evening. Water level near the banks was low thus they continued to walk till the middle. One of them was drawn by the current. The other two tried to save their friend and drowned as well. The resort owner too died because of the current.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:48 PM IST