A trainee Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer was found dead under mysterious circumstances in IFS Academy in South Delhi on the early hours of Tuesday morning. His body was found floating in the swimming pool of the Foreign Club Institute, Ber Serai.
A PCR call was received at PS Vasant Vihar during early hours of the morning which claimed that the officer was being taken to hospital.
Upon enquiry, it was learnt that the victim’s name was Ashish Dahiya. Police claimed that he was aged 30 years and a resident of Sonipat, Haryana.
Spot enquiries revealed that the deceased was attending a get together with his friends from Indian Foreign and Revenue Services. During the poolside party late in the evening, the party goers, who were consuming alcohol, decided to go for a swim in the club’s pool.
Eyewitnesses claimed that a lady officer probably had an accidental slip into the pool while swimming 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. Further, his body was soon discovered to be floating in the water.
Later on, he 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 0050 hrs.
The family of the deceased have been informed of the unfortunate death and they have reached Delhi.
A team of senior officers is on the spot to collect evidence and to record statements of relevant persons regarding investigation of this tragic episode.
AIIMS has constituted a three-member medical board for the Postmortem of the IAS officer on the request of Delhi Police. The post-mortem will be over by 1 PM.