20-yr-old Bhi­wandi youth drowns

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE - NAREN­DRA GUPTA

In a tragic in­ci­dent, a 20-yearold youth drowned in a swim­ming pool at Taware com­pound in Bhi­wandi on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the de­ceased, iden­ti­fied as Far­man Parvej Khan, had cleared the Army’s phys­i­cal and med­i­cal ex­ams and was wait­ing for the fi­nal re­sult of the writ­ten test, to be de­clared on Tues­day (Feb 12). He resided in Balaji Na­gar, Bhi­wandi, along with his par­ents and younger brother. His father is a watch­man and el­der brother Shah­baz Khan has been serv­ing in the Army for the last four years.

Poul Singh, An Army­man posted in Am­rit­sar and a friend, said, “Far­man’s el­der brother Shah­baz is posted at Ja­land­har, Pun­jab. He was in­formed of the tragedy, and will come for the fu­neral.”

The Bhi­wandi Bhoi­wada po­lice reg­is­tered an ac­ci­den­tal death re­port (ADR).

Po­lice said Khan was ex­pect­ing to leave for the Army tran­ing next month. Far­man was a BA fi­nal-year stu­dent of BNN (Bhi­wandi Nizam­pura Na­gar) col­lege, and he had joined NCC (Na­tional Cadet Corps).

Af­ter the lunch, Far­man had gone with four friends to Taware com­pound swim­ming pool, run by Bhi­w­nadi Nizam­pura Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BNMC).

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 1.30pm on Sun­day when Far­man was swim­ming. The four friends saw him drown­ing and tried to res­cue him. They pulled an un­con­scious Far­man out of the pool.

A mo­tor­cy­cle was ar­ranged. He was rushed to the Prime Hospi­tal. The doc­tors re­ferred him to the Indira Gandhi Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, where the doc­tors de­clared him dead on ar­rival, said po­lice.

San­jay Pu­jari, the as­sis­tant in­spec­tor, said, “Khan knew swim­ming. Prob­a­bly, he jumped into the pool, but wa­ter en­tered and filled his lungs through mouth and nose.”

“The cause of death, ac­cord­ing to the post-mortem re­port, was wa­ter in his lungs,” he added.

Poul Singh said, “Far­man was a good swim­mer. We would of­ten swim to­gether. He was re­jected last year even af­ter all the hard work. I still can’t be­lieve he’s no more. I will reach home to­mor­row for his fu­neral. Far­man was go­ing for the mil­i­tary train­ing in March.”

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