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30-year-old IAS officer Ashish Dahiya tries to save colleague, drowns in pool

May 30, 2017

2017_5$largeimg30_Tuesday_2017_170017180New Delhi, May 30: A 30-year-old IAS officer drowned while rescuing a woman colleague from drowning in the swimming pool of the Foreign Service Institute in Ber Sarai here early on Tuesday morning.

The police were informed about the man drowning in the pool of the institute. He was rushed to Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead, the police said.

Ashish Dahiya was a resident of Sonepat and was attending a pool-side party with friends from the Indian Foreign and Revenue Services, they added.

During the party, they decided to go for a swim in the pool at the club. The police suspect they had consumed alcohol.

According to eyewitnesses, a woman officer accidentally fell into the pool and the officers, including Dahiya, jumped in to rescue her, the police said.

As the woman officer was safely pulled out, it was noticed that Ashish was missing. Later, he was found floating in the pool.

The family of the deceased has reached Delhi.

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