BENGALURU: A selfie taken by a group of students in Bengaluru shows one of them drowning in the background in a large pond on the outskirts of the IT hub.
On Sunday, Vishwas G, 17, was on an outing with other cadets from the National College when they entered the pond which is nearly 10 feet deep.
They then left the pond to visit a temple without noticing that Vishwas was missing. Later, a student scrolling through the photos they had taken earlier spotted Vishwas’ head disappearing under water. The students contacted the local Kagalipura police who reached the spot and then discovered Vishwas’ body in the pond.
His parents have accused the college of negligence and ignoring the safety of students on a college trip.
The authorities at National College told NDTV that 25 students had gone on the picnic accompanied by one professor. On Monday, parents and students protested at the college, accusing it of negligence. They left only when college officials said an inquiry would determine the facts of Vishwas’ death.
Vishwas’s father, Govind, who is an auto driver, says that though he has filed a police case of unnatural death, no action has been taken against the college or any individual.