Pune, 21st November 2022: On Saturday night, while out hiking with his companions, a 23-year-old IT specialist from Hinjewadi, who was employed by a well-known software business, drowned in a pond at Plus Valley in the Tamhini ghat region, around 70 kilometres from Pune.
According to Pune Rural Police, the victim, Ajit Kashyap, a resident of Kharadi, was originally from New Delhi. Five of them had trekked to the village of Dongarwadi. The officer stated that his companions told them that two of them entered a pond about 600 feet below in the valley in the evening.
Kashyap also dove into the water. He lost his footing, fell into the pond with the rocks, hurt his head and face, and started to drown. He was unsuccessfully attempted to be saved by a trekker from another group, the officer explained.
The family of the victim contacted Ankit Goyal, superintendent of the Pune Rural Police, who then informed the Paud police and other top authorities, the officer continued. To find the victim, Pramod Balkawde and a team from Mulshi Disaster Management Committee were dispatched to the scene. According to Balkawde, the locals had located the body and hauled it ashore by the time the crew arrived. After a postmortem on Sunday, the body was given to his parents.
The Paud police have a case of accidental death on file.
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