A heart-rending moment was captured on camera when a group of friends were busy taking a selfie not realizing that one of their mates was drowning behind them.
Vishwas G, 17, had been enjoying a picnic with fellow students from the National College in Bangalore, India, when they decided to go for a swim.
They were on a trip to a temple when he got into trouble in the water.
Sumanth A, one of the students, said: ‘We had finished swimming and left for the Gundanjaneya temple and did not notice Vishwas’s absence.
‘One of the students was replaying his selfie photos and noticed Vishwas drowning being captured in the frame.
‘He immediately alerted the NCC unit chief, Prof Girish, and other friends, and by the time they returned to the Kalyani, an hour had passed. Vishwas was nowhere to be seen.’
His grieving family later sat with his body outside the National College, in the Jayanagar area of Bangalore, in protest at his death.
They claimed lecturers in charge of the trip had been negligent but called off the action after management promised an investigation and disciplinary action against any member of staff found to be culpable.