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IIM student drowns in Sweet Falls

Shillong, March 17: A 24-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong died after he fell into the Sweet Falls today.

Karttik Mishra, a first year PGP student of the 2012-14 batch of the B-school, had set off for trekking along with 17 others around 7.30am today from the IIM campus at Mayurbhanj complex.

Around 11am, six of the 18 students, including Mishra, went to the base of the Sweet Falls, which is located 5km from Happy Valley at a height of 96m. Happy Valley is around 8km from the capital city. Sources said after reaching the base of the falls, Mishra slipped and fell into the water.

Police said Mishra’s body was fished out around 4pm with joint efforts of the army and fire service personnel. They also said Mishra’s colleagues, who were together with him, were being questioned. The body was then taken to the Shillong civil hospital for post-mortem, the police said.

Mishra was from Madhubani in Bihar. His family later relocated to Calcutta.

His parents, who were informed about the tragic incident, reached Guwahati at 3pm.