IAS officer drowns while trying to save female colleague in Delhi

The deceased, Ashish Dahiya, was a Jammu and Kashmir cadre officer and had won the Director's Gold Medal during his IAS training around a fortnight back. According to initial information, the 2016 batch office has been identified as Amit Dahiya.

An IAS officer drowned early Tuesday morning when he jumped into a swimming pool of a training institute in South Delhi to save his woman colleague who fell into it, police said.

"The cause of the death will be clear once we get the autopsy report as no visible injury mark was found on the body".

According to police, a PCR call was received at Vasant Vihar police station saying that a person who had drowned in the swimming pool of Foreign Club Institute, situated in Ber Sarai locality, was being taken to hospital.

Guests at the party had reportedly consumed alcohol.

The reports quoted eye witnesses as saying that Ashish Dahiya, 30, was with his friends when some of them made a decision to go for a swim. Police said he was then taken to a local hospital, where doctors declared him "brought dead".

As told by eye witnesses to the police, a woman officer slipped into the pool at the pool side party and several officers including deceased jumped to save her.

The body was shifted to AIIMS for post-mortem.

Though the lady was safely pulled out, Ashish was found missing.

Police are recording statements to ascertain the cause of the accident.A report in NDTV has said that the officer's family has demanded an independent investigation claiming that Dahiya was a good swimmer.

  • Salvatore Jensen