The Hush Post: Two teenagers feared drowned in Buddha Nullah in Talwara village on Humbran Road on Monday morning after they went into Nullah. However, their two friends managed to escape from the swamp, created due to pollution.
On being informed the PAU police reached the spot and initiated investigation. Heavy downpour that hit the city on Monday Morning has affected the rescue operation. The police have called on divers to find the victims, but to no avail. According to the police the victims are feared drowned.
The victims have been identified as Bhola, 15, and Naresh, 18, – both residents of Haibowal. Bhola and Naresh along with their friends Vijay, 15 and Suraj (10), went to Village Talwara for collecting plastic from garbage dumps on Sunday morning.
Vijay said that they were collecting empty plastic bottles and storing them in the sacks. He said it was raining heavily since morning. But they were collecting waste material enjoying the rain.
“After reaching village Talwara we saw a number of plastic bottles and other recyclable material lying in the Buddha Nullah. Bhola and Naresh went into Nullah for collecting empty bottles. We warned them for not going down, but they did not listen to us. A swamp was created in the Buddha Nullah due to chemicals and waste,”said Suraj.
“Bhola and Suraj walked on the swamp to reach in the centre of the nullah and asked us to join them. We have just taken two-three steps and suddenly the swamp swallowed Bhola and Naresh,” he added.
Further, he added that he along with Suraj managed to escape from the Nullah and raised alarm. Due to rain most of the villagers were at their home. They knocked doors of the people for help. Meanwhile, the police were informed.
Sub-Inspector Manjinder Kaur, Additional SHO at police station PAU said that the police have pressed in seven divers to search drowned teens. She added that due to heavy rain the rescue operation was effected in the morning.