Digha: A man drowned in the West Bengal’s Digha sea on Tuesday, his body was recovered on Wednesday morning.
Azhar Ali’s body was recovered from the old Digha Biswa Bangla seashore after he went missing from Tuesday morning. Digha in East Midnapore is a popular tourist destination in Bengal where tourists flock round the year.
A resident of South Kolkata’s Karea police station area, twenty-four-year-old Azar had come to Digha with his friends on a short vacation.
After going to the sea with his friends yesterday in Digha, Azhar went missing. Police started searching for Azhar but he could not be rescued yesterday despite rescue operation by police. Even Officer-in-Charge Basuki Nath Banerjee of Digha Police Station led the rescue operation himself. Digha police started search operation in various shores of Digha.
On Wednesday morning, at around 10.30 am, Azhar’s body was recovered from Digha’s Seashore No 2. The body has been identified by his friends and sent for post-mortem. Around three years back, Azhar’s father had died the same day (yesterday), he drowned in the sea. Son also lost his life on the same day.
This is the third incident of drowning in the last one week, with Kanchrapara resident Chandan Mukherjee (58) got swept by the waves in Digha while sitting on the guard wall on the seaside on June 13. His body was recovered later. He was an employee of Indian Railways.
On June 11, a young boy from Jharkhand Ankit Agarwal (17) drowned in the sea in Udaypur area of Digha. He was resident of Jharkhand’s Kalidi. The same day, Sonu Chowdhury (18) from South 24 Parganas district went missing from New Digha sea beach. Both the bodies were recovered on June 12 from Digha’s Mohona police station area.