Friday, 29 August 2014

Trainee IPS officer drowned in NPA's pool

HYDERABAD: In a tragic incident, a 31-year-old trainee IPS officer from Haryana drowned in the swimming pool at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad on Thursday night.

The victim was Himachal Pradesh cadre trainee IPS officer, Manu Mukt Manav, resident of house number 706, Sector 13, Hissar, Haryana. The mishap occurred on Thursday night at one of the NPA's swimming pools located near the officer's club.

There were 148 trainee officers of 2013 batch undergoing training at the SVPNPA and 10 of them have been selected for IAS this year. The 10 officers who have been selected for the IAS, have given a party to their batch mates at the SVPNPA on Thursday night.

By 10.30 pm, most of the trainee officers left the place but 15 of them still continued to enjoy on the pool side. At around 11.30pm, Manav and another trainee officer Vishal Sharma challenged each other on who can swim faster.

Fully clothed, the two officers jumped into the pool with their shoes on. A little while after jumping into the pool, Vishal Sharma came out as he was uncomfortable. But, Manav continued with the swimming and suddenly he started gulping water. The other trainee officers on the poolside noticed Manav waving his hands but initially they thought that it was a prank.

"But a little while later they have realized that Manav was in trouble and two of the trainee officers jumped into the pool. As the two could not pull out Manav, another two trainee officers who are better swimmers got into the pool and Manav was brought out," Cyberabad commissioner CV Anand told TOI.

The trainee officers and the staff at the NPA performed CPR on Manav but as there was no improvement in his condition, they rushed him to a corporate hospital in Banjara Hills. At 12.40 am on Friday, Manav was declared brought dead at the hospital.

The accident has again raised questions about whether the trainee officers should be given access to the bar at the academy or not. Following the incident, SVPNPA Director Aruna Bahuguna ordered for an enquiry into the incident.

Manav is survived by his parents, Ram Nivas Manav, Kanta Bharadwaj and a sister. Manav's engagement has been fixed with an IRS officer in a week's time.

The trainee officer's body will be air lifted to his native place on Saturday. A suspicious death case was registered by the local police under section 174 of CrPC. Sharma,Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy,Ram Nivas Manav Kanta Bharadwaj,Manu Mukt Manav,Internal Revenue Service

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