Two drunk youth drown in pool

New Delhi: Two youth drowned while swimming in a drunken stupor in a yet to be completed pool here, police said on Monday.

No license was taken by the owner of the premises in north Delhi for its operation from the state government and no safety measures like life jackets, pool fencing, drain cover, pool alarm etc were found, said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, North, Harendra Kumar Singh.

Vikram Ujjainwal, who had taken the pool premises on lease, and Ramesh, the caretaker have been apprehended in the case, he added.

The deceased, identified as Amit Singh, 24, and Neeraj Singh, 23 — had consumed alcohol before they went for swimming in the pool near Joseph Merry School, Nathupura, Burari at around 8 p.m. on Sunday.

They were taken to the Kapil Multi Speciality Hospital where doctors declared them dead, the official said.