IAS officer drowns while saving female colleague in Delhi swimming pool

New Delhi: A 30-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer drowned while rescuing a woman colleague from drowning in the swimming pool of the Foreign Service Institute in south Delhi's Ber Sarai on early Tuesday.

File image of  a swimming pool ( representative photo). Reuters

File image of a swimming pool ( representative photo). Reuters

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.

The deceased, Ashish Dahiya, was a resident of Sonipat, Haryana and was attending a pool side party with friends from the Indian foreign and revenue services, they added.

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 woman officer accidentally fell into the pool and the officers, including Dahiya, jumped in to rescue her, police said.

As the woman 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.


Updated Date: May 30, 2017 12:59 PM

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