Man drowns in lake after asking friend to click pictures

Hyderabad: A 25-year-old man drowned in a lake in Nizamabad district of Telangana after asking his friend to shoot pictures and video of his jumping in and swimming.

L Srinivas, the victim, was in high spirits, having taken examination for the post of constable in the excise department on Sunday, and went swimming in a lake under the Banswada rural police station limits yesterday, police said.

He asked his friend Gopal to shoot his pictures and video while jumping and swimming.

“He knew how to swim, but after jumping into the water he accidentally drowned,” said a police official.

The body was fished out today. Further probe is on.