1. Shocking! Bengaluru student drowns in pond even as friends take group selfie

Shocking! Bengaluru student drowns in pond even as friends take group selfie

A 17-year-old student who was studying at the National College in Jayanagar, Bengaluru lost his life on Sunday after drowning in a pond while his friends were busy clicking group selfies.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 26, 2017 5:24 PM
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A 17-year-old student who was studying at the National College in Jayanagar, Bengaluru lost his life on Sunday after drowning in a pond while his friends were busy clicking group selfies. The deceased who has been identified as Vishwas G was on a picnic along with his fellow National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets at the Ravagondlu Betta near Kanakapura, Ramanagara district that is 40 kms from Bengaluru when the incident took place. In horrific clips, Vishwas can actually be seen drowning in the pond in the background even as his friends were too busy posing and they did not even realise that one of their friends was missing. A report by Hindustan Times quoted the police as saying that the Bengaluru boy drowned in a temple tank in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district while his friends posed for a selfie, unaware that Vishwas G was struggling to stay afloat. In the picture, only Vishwas’s hair is visible on the surface of the water, while the rest of the group can be seen smiling.

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According to a college teacher, the group of students had decided to take a dip in a temple tank near Ravagondlu Betta and left the tank after the picnic….The group realised much later that Vishwas was missing. A teacher on condition of anonymity while talking about the incident was quoted saying that after realising that Vishwas was missing, “some students then went through the photos and saw one that had captured the incident.” The teacher added, “However, by the time they reached the spot it had already been an hour and his body was nowhere to be found.”

The report states that the victim’s body was later pulled out by the police. Superintendent of police, Ramesh B while talking about the case said, “We have filed a case of unnatural death based on the complaint.” He added, “Moreover, the complaint lodged with us does not mention any negligence on the part of those present.” The police also stated that around 25 students were a part of the NCC camp and they were accompanied by two college staff.

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    Aishwarya
    Sep 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    Nothing new . Just shows how pathetic the generation is turning into . All the friends can be accessory to murder who enjoyed it . How come they didn't see a person drowning? And these are National Cadet Corps? Disgraceful to the family and to the country !!
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      K.SUNDARAM
      Sep 27, 2017 at 5:09 am
      This craze for taking selfies has become an epidemic.
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      1. rajesh desai
        Sep 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm
        This is the state of all Indian so called picknic spots . Every now and then we get such news , why ? Why because either the visitors are oversmart or they have not been given with instructions prior to the visit Also anybody can visit anywhere and do whatever he or she wants . Schools and colleges are to be made responsible for this, make them accountable for such happening and eventually they will guide the staudents well ahead of such incidents. Prevention in right spirit by the authorities would make this nuisance levelled . 17 year old means just two years out of school , what maturity and exposure one can expect ? This is where the teacher responsibility comes in to picture , they need to take permission of the college school before going to places which might be dangerous. Document that if they have not taken permission then it's the responsibility of their own or the parents , but at least create a barrier and document it with signature of students and the teacher .
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          Aishwarya
          Sep 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm
          Why to blame teachers ? If we think they're immature why do we treat them like adults ? Gift them with selfie phones ? This age group are dying a lot with Blue Whale challenge too . Let's not blame teachers or ins utions. Let's look at the SO CALLED parents who doesn't have the right to be a parent because they bloody don't know how to raise a child . Put the onus on those who're responsible for the generation of teenagers who doesn't value anyone or anything. It's parents who are responsible for the horrid death. What're they busy at without spending time with kids to educate them how valuable life is, how important is it for them to value life and people .. We should hang the parents of these kids who took pics .
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          Bibhuti Giri
          Sep 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm
          If these NCC cadets can't save their own teammate and remain busy with photo shots then what service will they provide to the nation? Another lesson for GenX to keep away from phones
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