Jharkhand: Two Bengal youths drown in tourist site near Jamshedpur | Jamshedpur News

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JAMSHEDPUR: Two young people from Kharagpur, in neighboring West Bengal, drowned in Paharbhanga, a tourist spot in Potka, located about 20 km from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, while taking a bath.
Police said the incident happened on Wednesday and while the body of 21-year-old Dipu Mukherjee was recovered on Wednesday evening, the body of 19-year-old Saurya Mitra was found by divers Thursday evening.
Police said Dipu and Saurya along with two of their friends, Mike Pradhan and Jyotirmoy Chakraborty, came to the tourist site on Wednesday on two bikes. They stopped at the river to take a bath when Dipu and Saurya were swept away by the strong currents. Mike and Jyotirmoy then screamed for help, after which the locals rushed to help them. Police were also notified, after which divers were put into service.
While Dipu’s body was spotted at a distance from the scene of the incident on Wednesday evening, the other body was found the next day as search operations had to be halted for technical reasons.
The officer in charge of the Potka Police Station, Ravindra Munda, said that according to Mike and Jyotirmoy, they planned the visit to Paharbhanga after seeing her picturesque beauty on the internet. The two friends informed family members shortly after the incident.
Sources said Dipu was his parents’ only child. The two bodies will be returned to their families after the autopsy. Police said they will investigate the incident and find out if the two friends’ statements are true.
Meanwhile, police have warned tourists against swimming in the river, where several such incidents have taken place and many lives have been lost. They said that a large number of visitors from West Bengal usually come to the place during the winter.
According to reports, in the past year more than four tourists have drowned in the river.


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