New Delhi: Police said that two brothers drowned while taking a bath in Yamuna river in Delhi on Monday morning.
According to the police report, the dead, Ajay (23) and Karan (19), residents of Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar, had gone to meet their friend Rakesh in Kotwali. After some time, the three of them went to the river to take a bath.
In addition to this, the police statement said that Karan and his friend Rakesh started drowning while bathing. After they screamed for help, one Suresh threw a rope in the river to help them.
While briefing to the media, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Monika Bhardwaj that “Rakesh caught hold of the rope and was pulled out of the river. Karan couldn’t catch the rope and be struggling to swim when his brother Ajay jumped into the river and tried to rescue him. However, both the men drowned.”
Furtherly, she added that they were rescued after an hour-long operation by divers and locals.
They were rushed to nearby hospitals but Karan was declared dead on arrival and Ajay died during treatment, she added.
The matter will be probed on the basis of the post-mortem report and further action will be taken, the police said.