Man drowns in Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh

November 3rd, 2008 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) A 22-year-old man died after he fell in the Sukhna Lake here Monday, the police said.Rajan Rastogi, a resident of Bartana village in district Mohali in Punjab, around 10 km from here, had come for an outing to Sukhna Lake with his friend Lakhveer Singh, a police officer told IANS.

“He was clicking a photograph sitting on the stem of a broken tree when he lost his balance and fell into the lake,” Singh said.

His friend later called the police after he failed to rescue Rastogi, Singh added.

The police fished out the body.

Sukhna Lake is one of the major tourist spot of the city thronged by hundreds of tourists everyday.

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