Indian boy drowns in Birgunj swimming pool

A 13-year-old boy from Raxaul of India drowned in a swimming pool in Birgunj on Saturday.

Saurabh Sha Teli, son of Suresh Sah Teli from Patel Path of Raxaul was swimming in the pool operated by the Birgunj Sub-Metropolitan City in Adarsh Nagar of Birgunj.

According to SI Kamal Bikram Bista, the swimming pool staff had found Sah Teli dead at the bottom of the pool at around 3:45 pm today.

He had entered the pool premises for swimming at around 1 pm.

Meanwhile, police arrested a pool employee Manish Singh Thakuri for inquiry.

SP Dhiraj Pratap Singh of District Police Office said police would conduct a fair investigation and punish the culprits.

“We have shut down the pool for the investigation,” he said.

Kith and kin of the deceased have demanded compensation from the Sub-Metropolitan City.

However, manager of the pool Rajesh Man Singh denied human errors in Teli’s death citing that the boy was skilled in swimming. “This is just an accident,” Singh said, adding that life guards were on duty during the incident.

Source: THT