Kerala man dies in rafting accident during honeymoon at Kullu

Kerala man dies in rafting accident during honeymoon at Kullu
Ranjit KS

Shimla: A 33-year-old newly married Kerala man died following a rafting accident in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district on Monday. Eight were injured in the accident.

The victim was identified as Ranjit KS, is the son of Kumar and Satikumari from Niranjanam House in Karyavattom region of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala. He was on a honeymoon trip with wife Sreedevi when the accident occurred. The wife and other friends were rescued.

A total of nine people were on the raft when the accident occurred, he said. The accident occurred when the raft hit a rock during its course downstream. Ranjit was trapped under the boat.

A case has been registered against the rafting operator and owner under IPC sections 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304 A (Causing death by negligence) at Bhuntar police station, Singh added.

The SP said no arrest was made so far as the matter was being investigated.

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