Youth drowns in Bhandup lake

Mumbai: A 16-year-old youth died after he had gone swimming with his friends in a lake at Bhandup, after they left home saying they were going to look at some Ganesh mandals in their neighbourhood.

Police sources said that on Ganesh Chaturthi day, Mayur Lad and his friends left from home saying that they would look at the mandals that had been set up in their area. However, after looking at these mandals the boys decided to go for a swim in the lake at Tembhipada.

In a police statement, Mayur’s friends said that he went into the water and they did not see him after some time. “We raised an alarm and tried to get someone to help us in finding Mayur,” said one friend.

Later, the police and fire brigade reached the spot and managed to fish the body out of the lake. A medical examination confirmed that the boy had died of drowning and there are no foul suspected in this matter.

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