New Delhi: In a tragic incident, four people including three students from Delhi’s famous St Stephen’s College drowned in Periyar river in Kerala’s Ernakulam district on Friday evening. A local resort owner who was with them also drowned.
Police identified the victim as Anubhav Chandra (Bihar), Aditya Patel(UP), Kennet Jose(Kerala) and Benny Abraham.
The incident occurred at Paniyeli Poru, a tourist spot around 40 km from Kochi where the river has dangerous clusters of slippery rocks. The victims drowned at a spot considered “dangerous”.
The students ventured into the waters directly from the cottage where there is no fencing said a fire and rescue department official.