Body of the youth, who along with a girl, had jumped into the Gomti river from Gandhi Setu on Friday, was found floating in the river just near CO, Gomtinagar’s office on Saturday morning. Police are yet to find traces of the girl, who also jumped with him and also of another youth, who too jumped in the river around 15 minutes after the couple jumped.
According to eyewitnesses, the young couple was talking to each other for a long time near Gandhi Setu and all of sudden they both stood up and jumped into the river. Passersby informed the police. Even as senior police officials including SP (north) Vijay Dhul and circle officer Satyasen Yadav and other police personnel were on way to the spot, third youth, who could not be identified also jumped from the bridge before the passers by could react.
On reaching the spot, the police had recovered a bag. The youth was identified as Telibagh’s Vrindavan Colony resident and the girl was identified as Khiri resident (names have been withheld). On receiving the information, the youth’s relatives rushed to the spot. The girl is a daughter of retired army personnel and her brother is already undergoing army training. Her brother’s friend also rushed to the spot and informed the police that she had been missing since Thursday and a report had also been lodged with the police.
During the course of investigation, the police came to know that the young couple has passed Class XII from the same school this year before the girl’s family shifted to Khiri.
The police are yet to ascertain the identity of the third youth. However, the claimed it to be a diver. However, divers present there failed to recognise any from their group.
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