Coimbatore college girl dies as 'NDMA mock drill' goes wrong; trainer arrested

13 July 2018, 03:53 PM
Coimbatore college girl dies as 'NDMA mock drill' goes wrong (Video grab)
Coimbatore college girl dies as 'NDMA mock drill' goes wrong (Video grab)

In a tragic incident, a 19-year-old college girl died on Friday when she was reportedly pushed by a trainer, who claimed to be from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), during a mock disaster management drill, a police official said, adding that the trainer has been arrested.

The video of the incident, which went viral on social media, shows the girl was reluctant to take the jump from the third floor even though the NDRP team put up a net for her safety.

However, the trainer purportedly pushed the victim and she hit the sunshade on the second floor, before coming down to the ground floor. The victim, identified as Lokeshwari, a second-year BBA student was rushed to a government hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

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Police have arrested the trainer of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), identified as R Arumugam, for allegedly pushing the student following a complaint by the victim’s father.

However, the NDMA distanced itself from the incident and said that the trainer was not authorised by it to conduct the exercise.

“The National Disaster Management Authority wasn’t involved in this drill. The trainer wasn’t authorized by NDMA to conduct such a drill,” the NDMA said in a tweet.

First Published: Friday, July 13, 2018 01:37 PM
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