Goverdhan, 2014.10.06 (VT): In a tragic incident in Goverdhan, a youth drowned in Mansi Ganga while searching the coins from the lake.
Ram Kishan (15), S/o Girdhari Lal Saini of the Chakleshwar Mohalla, went to take bath in the Mansi Ganga with his friends. He was a good diver. While taking bath in the holy lake he started looking for the coins that are thrown into the lake by the devotees as an offering. When he didn’t find many coins near the banks of the lake he dived into the deeper water, from where he never surfaced.
His friends also dived into the water to rescue him, but their efforts went in vain.
It is said that the boy might have drowned due to the attack of epilepsy, which he suffered from according to his family. The family of Ram Kishan informed the police about it, which also sent the divers, but could not find the body of the deceased.
Several such cases occurred in time to time in the Yamuna, Radha Kund and Mansi Ganga, but the administration has failed to prevent the boys to go in the water to searching for the coins.