Law student drowns in sea after a strong wave hits the coast

| Friday, June 3, 2016 - 12:16
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The incident was reported from Gokarna beach in Kumta Taluk on May 29

Bengaluru: In a tragic turn of events for four friends, Pranita Mehta, a law student from Rajasthan lost her life after she slipped from a rock at Gokarna beach in Kumta Taluk on May 29 due to sudden emergence of a strong wave. 
Pranita, along with other three friends was on a tour to visit the beach when this incident took place. The students were perched on the coast while a sudden rise in the tide caused Pranita to lose her balance and slip off from the rock. 
The incident was reported from Gokarna beach in Kumta Taluk on May 29. The local fishermen around the area assisted the girls in retrieving Pranita from the swirling waters of the sea. But by the time of her rescue, Pranita had already died. It was confirmed to NewsX by people close to the deceased that she slipped off by accident and not due to taking a selfie as was widely reported.
Correction: NewsX had earlier reported that Pranita Mehta fell to her death from the lighthouse near the Gokarna beach while taking a selfie. In the filed FIR, the law student had actually drowned in a tide after she slipped from a rock. 
A copy of the FIR filed by the deceased friends. 


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This is False

It is unfortunate how you don't even bother to get the exact details before publishing your article. Neither was the student at the lighthouse, not were they clicking selfies when the accident happened. Her glasses fell, and while looking for them, she slipped and fell in the water when a wave took her towards the deeper end of the sea. Get your facts straight. How can I tell you this? Because I'm her cousin and we have spoken to the authorities and friends who were present there.


Actual Events: Pranita, who was a student of National Law University, Jodhpur, was visiting Gokarna with four of her friends. They were at Kumta beach, and were sitting on some rocks which were about 10-15 feet above sea, when due to unexpected high tide, 3 of the youngsters, including the deceased, were flown away by a giant wave. Two of them were brought back to the shore by another wave, but the deceased, whose glasses had come off, continued to struggle as she held on to a rock for support. Unfortunately, she lost her grip, and was carried towards the deeper end of the sea by the waves. The friends promptly called the Police as well as the Management of the Hotel they were staying at, and proceeded to seek help from the local residents from a nearby village. However, they could not understand the youngsters’ plea for help, and by the time they did send some help, about forty minutes had already passed and the deceased was out of sight. She was brought back ashore on a boat by some of the local fishermen, and was pronounced dead by the authorities. Her body was taken for post-mortem and was handed over to her relatives afterwards.

Thanks for correcting the news

Pls dont share any news for just to fill columns and slots. Atleast try to find out the truth before publishing it than going for some cheap publicity. Pranita's well wisher

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