IAS officer drowns in swimming pool while trying to save colleague

The 30-year-old IAS officer Ashish Dahiya drowned while trying to save a female friend. He along with his IFS and IRS friends had gathered for a poolside party at the institute on Monday night. His body has been sent to AIIMS for a post-mortem examination.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2017 2:21 pm
IAS, IAS trainee drowned, Ashish dahiya IAS officer Ashish Dahiya’s body has been sent to AIIMS for a post-mortem examination and his family have reached Delhi.

An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer on Tuesday drowned in the swimming pool of Foreign Club Institute in south Delhi’s Ber Sarai while trying to save a female officer from drowning. Police said he was rushed to Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead and they are investigating the case. The deceased has been identified as Ashish Dahiya. He was a resident of Haryana’s Sonipat.

Spot enquiries revealed that Dahiya along with his friends from Indian Foreign Service and Indian Revenue Service, had gathered for a poolside party at the institute on Monday night. According to police, they had consumed alcohol.

Ashish’s body has been sent to AIIMS for a post-mortem examination and his family have reached Delhi.

“Statements of eye witnesses reveal that while swimming, a lady officer probably had an accidental slip into the pool and many young officers, including the deceased, attempted to rescue her. As the lady officer was safely pulled out, it was noticed that Ashish was missing. Soon after, his body  was discovered floating in the pool”,  Additional DCP (South), Chinmoy Biswal was quoted as saying.

Biswal said, “Dahiya was pulled out and the station medical officer, Dr Pramyesh Basall was called. Attempts were made to administer CPR to the deceased and he was rushed to Fortis Hospital, where he was declared brought dead at 12:50 am. A team of senior officers is on the spot to collect evidence and to record statements of relevant persons in furtherance of investigation into this tragic episode.”

DCP Ishwar Singh said, “Prima facie, it looks like a case of death due to drowning. We are getting a medical board to do the post-mortem .We can’t comment on foul play till the post-mortem examination is done. He was part of a get together. We got a call at 12.50 am and got details from people who were there.”

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  1. Vikas C
    May 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm
    1. Since the talented officer was to be posted in troubled J&K, his strange death MUST be probed for foreign (read ) or terrorist angle also. 2. what was 'cause' of drowning of an Ace Swimmer, that too in a managed city pool! 3. case Must be investigated by CBI, NIA and RAW also.
    1. A
      May 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm
      the amount of hate comments in this section can make any sane person go sick. You hate him because he was jaat? because he was an ias? he would have soon joined the service. after having worked so hard! shame on our society! a mother has lost a son. doesnt that pain you? even terrorists in kashmir have big processions. here our own countrymen are abusing the poor guy. instead of being sad ppl are shamelessly commenting on dahiya's character. ing losers. the amount of envy is baff ! may his family find peace in this hour of sorrow. my sincere condolences.
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        1. P
          May 30, 2017 at 4:07 pm
          Traffic police pick up drivers who are drunk and driving . The IAS officer's case appears to be Drunk and 'Dive'. Both lead to fatal accidents.
          1. V
            May 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm
            he died not becoz he was not knowing swimming it is compulsory for all IAS IPS - he died becoz of over drinking and water aspiration due to alcohol as alcohol numbs u r senses - lesson of the story - dont drink when u r with beautiful ladies ladies charm u wl tempt u to death like vishwamitra
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