The body of a 60-year-old man was found under the Minto Bridge in central Delhi on Sunday morning after aspell of rainin the morning. The police said that the man drowned while trying to manoeuvre his tempo through the water-logged underpass.
Rajender Dubey, assistant commissioner of police (Barakhamba Road), said that the body was found around 10 am. “The man, Kundan, was driving his Tata Ace tempo from New Delhi railway station towards Connaught Place when he possibly drowned,” said the ACP.
While the time at which he drowned could not immediately be ascertained, another police officer said that Kundan’s body was discovered by a trackman working at New Delhi railway station yard.
“He swam and retrieved the body before the police were alerted,” said the officer.
The body was found in the water close to a spot where a DTC bus was submerged in the water-logged underpass.
Atul Garg, director of Delhi Fire Services, said while he was unaware of a body being found, his officers rescued three people after they received a call about a DTC bus and two autorickshaws being submerged in the water.
“We received the call around 7.45 am and rescued the driver and conductor of the bus and an auto driver,” said Garg, adding that there we