Jamshedpur : In a shocking incident a teenager identified as Shubham Kumar Mishra ( 14), a resident of Farm Area ( Road No. 4 behind BSNL office) in Kadma drowned at the Beldih Lake in Bistupur while taking a bath on Thursday.
The victim was a class six student of Bharati Vidyalaya, a government-aided school in Kadma.
The incident took place at around 11 am he had gone to the lake with friend Aman Sharma ( 16), who too hails from Farm Area and a Class X student of Little Angel School, Kadma.
Both had left their home saying that they were going to the nearby abandoned company quarters for taking bath. But, instead they headed for the lake.
According to an eye-witness, out of fun Shubham entered a little deep into the lake water and then tried to swim. Soon he started drowning and screamed for help. By the time Aman could reach, Shubham got drowned deep into the water.
Sensing trouble, a shocked Aman raised his voice leading the local people rush for help. According to information both Shubham and Aman had gone to the lake for the first time and both of them didn’t know swimming.
Professional scuba diver and sub-inspector with Tata Steel’s security department, Mazharul Bari was also called for rescuing the teenager. “Though I rescued the boy from deep water but to my shock he was senseless,” said Bari.
Later, Shubham was rushed to the Tata Main Hospital ( TMH) in an ambulance. However, doctors at the emergency of TMH declared him as brought dead. Aman who was in a state of shock was also admitted to the hospital, where he is presently undergoing treatment.
Bistupur police station OC Srineewash who had rushed to the hospital after getting the news said, “ It is really sad.
As per our investigation, both the boys had gone to the lake for taking a bath when one of them met with the unfortunate fate.” He said the body would be sent to the MGM Medical College in Dimna for post-mortem examination.
Shubham was the only son of Prem Kumar Mishra, who is a priest by profession. Shubham’s uncle Arun Mishra , who too is priest of a temple in Kadma locality had come to the hospital.