Kanpur: Seven people drowned in Ganga, four including two real brothers lost their lives, there was chaos in the family


Seven teenagers, including two real brothers, who went to take a bath on Friday afternoon, drowned in the Ganges under the old Ganga bridge of Cantt area in Kanpur. Four of them, including two brothers, died, while three teenagers were saved by divers. After an hour’s effort, divers pulled out the bodies of the four.


Here SHO Cantt, who reached the spot after hearing the news of drowning of four teenagers, took possession of the body and sent it for post-mortem. According to the information received, Aaqib (16) and Ayaz (14), the sons of Mohammad Aqeel, resident of Shyamnagar Neora, Chakeri, along with Arslan (15), Rehan (15), Mobid, Hamza and Zaid, residents of the locality, went to offer prayers in the afternoon. Had left home. Meanwhile, suddenly his plan changed.

After this, sitting in the seven e-rickshaw, reached near the old Ganga bridge to take a bath in the Ganges. There they started bathing in the middle of the Ganges. Then suddenly the feet of Aaqib, Ayaz and Arslan slipped and all three started drowning in the bridge. Seeing the three drowning, when all four came to save them, they also started drowning.

Hearing the voice of the teenagers, local divers Akil and Sakeel, who were present there, jumped into the Ganges to save them. During this the divers rescued Mobid, Hamza and Zaid safely. But Aaqib could not save Ayaz, Arslan and Rehan.

All the officers of Unnao reached the spot

On hearing the news of the drowning of seven teenagers, City Magistrate Unnao Vijeta, ASP Shashi Shekhar Singh, Naib Tehsildar Manjula Singh, Inspector Gangaghat Rakesh Kumar Gupta and Inspector Cantt. Archana Singh reached the spot along with the force. Where it was found in the investigation that the incident site is of Cantt police station area. After this, Inspector Cantt took the four bodies in possession and sent them for post-mortem.

The relatives of two refused to conduct post-mortem

On hearing the news of the death of the children due to drowning in the Ganges, the families of two of the children who reached the spot refused to conduct the post-mortem. However, the station in-charge told him to give the dead body along with the process.

Two accomplices absconded as soon as drowning, one was interrogated

Mobid and Hamza fled the spot as soon as the four accomplices drowned, while Zaid stayed there. When the police force reached the spot, Zaid informed them about the entire incident.