Anu Parthiban|Nov 29, 2023
- Medical student falls into spring in Uttarakhand while taking selfie, dies
Medical student falls into spring in Uttarakhand while taking selfie, dies
First year MBBS student, Swati Jain, fell into Sahastradhara, a natural spring in Dehradun. She was swept away by strong current of the spring.
DEHRADUN: A 20-year-old medical student died after falling into the Sahastradhara in Uttarakhand while taking a selfie, the police said on Monday.
Sahastradhara, a natural spring on the outskirts of Dehradun, is a popular tourist spot. Swati Jain, a first-year MBBS student at a medical college in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad, went to Sahastradhara with a friend on Sunday.
After bathing in the water, Jain climbed a rock and started taking selfies when she slipped and fell into the spring, Rajpur SHO Jitendra Chauhan said. She was swept away by the strong currents of the spring, which was in spate following heavy rain, he added.
The police and the State Disaster Response Force personnel rushed to the spot and pulled Jain out around two kilometres from where she had slipped, the officer said. Jain, who was unconscious, was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead. Her body was handed over to her parents after a post-mortem on Monday, Chauhan said. Her parents live in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.
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