A 22-year-old man drowned in a quarry pond while his friends were busy shooting a video of him during the incident in Karnataka. The matter came to light after the video of the incident went viral on social media.
22-year-old youth identified as Jaffer Ayub drowned in a quarry pond in Kalaburagi, can see struggling to stay afloat. The incident took place on Friday evening as the victim went for swimming. Reports suggest that the victim did not know swimming.
Nobody came to the rescue of the youth from his group, while some other women standing nearby remained mute spectators. The youth had gone to the pond along with his 10 other friends for swimming.
He jumped into the pond and could not swim out of it safely, while his other friend jumped and came out quickly. The video shows that one of his friends tries to give him a helping hand but withdraws it later.
In another incident in October this year, a two-year-old child died while her parents get glued to their television set watching a rescue operation underway in the state's Tiruchirappalli district.