A B. Tech student of Civil Engineering Department Chanchal Kumar at Ganga Barrage here on Sunday morning.
According to the official spokesperson of Indian Institute of Technology (IITK) “Today morning, a group of students from the Institute went to the Atal Ghat at the Ganga Barrage. A few students took a bath in the Ganga river.
“Chanchal Kumar, a Civil Engineering BTech student, drowned in the river at around 7 a.m. The city police immediately dispatched a group of professional divers and took charge of the search and rescue operation.
“Chanchal Kumar’s body was pulled out from the river at about 11:30 a.m. and was taken to Hallet Hospital. Chanchal Kumar has been pronounced deceased by the hospital staff.
“Chanchal Kumar’s parents and relatives have been informed of the tragedy and are on their way to Kanpur.
“The Institute mourns the untimely loss of a bright young mind and prays that God gives his family and friends the strength to bear this loss.”