The bright future was waiting for the two IIM students, Nitesh Agarwal and Neha Singh, as they were about to receive their degree from IIM Indore just after six months. But, destiny forced them to go near the swelling Choral River on the eve of friendship day despite of the warning given to them. They did not listen and paid for that with their lives.
Nitesh Agarwal was the resident of Delhi and his friend Neha Singh was from Hyderabad. Both drowned in the Choral River on Saturday and the administration found their bodies on Sunday morning.
According to the report, Nitesh Agarwal and Neha Singh had gone for a picnic on Saturday on the banks of the river located 35 km far from Indore. They were with two more friends in the picnic that turned in a tragedy all of a sudden. They opted to sit and chat on a rock in the middle of the river. Suddenly the water level gone up with strong current and caught them in the river. They were swept away by the strong currents.
A person present there taken the video clip of the on his mobile phone that clearly showed both struggled hard to stay afloat by holding each other’s hand for some time but disappeared into the flow of waters.
The administration started the rescue operations late on Saturday evening and stopped that because of darkness. The rescue operation again started early on Sunday and recovered their bodies from a few kilometres away from the spot.
Nitesh’s father Suresh Agarwal said that the neither the IIM authorities nor the district administration took any serious step to search both students just after the incident. The delay caused their deaths. He even threatened to some legal action against the ionstitution and district administration.
There was still some hope had the rescue efforts been carried out at night. When the IIM authorities don’t grant leave to students for attending family functions how did they allow them to go on a picnic.
An eyewitness said that the people throw a rope on them to save their lives. They could not hold the rope but held each other tightly before the swirling waters washed them away.
Choral picnic spot has been turned like a death spot because two days ago, two students of a private dental college drowned here in similar circumstances. On Sunday, another youth lost his life while sitting here. After the five deaths in five days, the district administration put up a warning sign near the river and deployed five policemen on the spot to check people from going near the river.