Uttarakhand: MBBS Student Dies Of Cold In Haldwani, Lying In The Drain Overnight In Severe Winter

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Haldwani, 3rd January 2021: An MBBS student Priyanshu Kumar (18) died of cold.

He was a resident of Haldwani who recently took admission to a college in Pune. The police handed over the body to the relatives after the post-mortem. This is the first case of death due to cold in Nainital.

He passed inter (class 12th) from St. Theresa School, Haldwani in 2020. His father is the coordinator at the Cluster Resource Center (CRC), Betalghat.

On Sunday, Priyanshu left the house without informing his family. When he did not return his family members launched a search for him and found him in the drain.

Mukhani police station in-charge Deepak Bisht said, “the body of was found in a drain near TS Colony. His scooter was found parked next to him. There is a possibility of the student falling in the drain. Prima facie, the student died due to being in the cold overnight. The exact cause of death will be known after the post-mortem report.”