Three Maharashtra college students drown in sea

April 2nd, 2008 - 11:59 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Three college students were drowned in the Arabian Sea while swimming off the Shriwardhan beach in Maharashtra, the police said here Wednesday. According to a police official, the students have been identified as Rahul Jugran from Uttarakhand, Manish Kumar from Uttar Pradesh and Jasbir Singh Sahani from Punjab. Despite efforts by the police and the locals, their bodies have not yet been found.

The three were students of the Army Institute of Technology in Pune and went for a picnic to the beach with five others from their college.

The police official said the incident occurred around 5.30 p.m. Wednesday, when the friends of the deceased raised an alarm.

“We hope the bodies are washed ashore by Thursday morning,” the official told IANS over phone.

Shriwardhan beach is a favourite destination for tourists and picnickers from Mumbai and other parts of India.

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