Three NIT students drown in Kharkhai river

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Three final year students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) were on Wednesday drowned in the Kharkhai river in Adityapur in Sarikela-Kharsawan district, police said.

P Aditya Vardhan, Prasun Anand and Sudhir Kumar were walking close the river bank when one of them slipped and the other two tried to rescue their friend when all were drowned, the sources said.

Vardhan hailed from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh while Anand and Kumar belonged to Bokaro in the state, NIT spokesman Malay Niraj said, adding they were students of final year. All of them had been selected by reputed firms during campus selections recently, he added.