Two 12-year-old girls drowned while learning to swim on Thursday at Survey Park area in Santoshpur. Their trainer has been accused of abandoning the two as they drowned.
Dola Sarkar and Mamata Naskar went for karate training at 7 am and later,accompanied by their karate instructor,Prabir Mondal,went to Narkel Jheel for a swim. The duo went to a deep area and started struggling and reportedly clung on to Mondal,who also started drowning. He then reportedly freed himself and swam to safety. A few moments later one of the bodies was seen afloat and locals fished out the second body. Mondal has been arrested by Survey Park police station.
Sports Minister Madan Mitra visited the families of the two girls.