In a shocking incident, two drunk revellers died after falling into a 2,000 feet deep valley in Amboli Ghat in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra while attempting stunts.
According to police, the incident took place at Kawale Saad Point in Amboli Ghat, located nearly 500 km from Mumbai and a popular picnic point, on August 1.
A video of their fall has gone viral on social media, even as their bodies are yet to be recovered.
“Imran Garadi (26) and Pratap Rathod (21), who were part of a group of seven, fell into the valley. Their bodies are yet to be recovered,” said Sunil Dhanawade, Senior Police Inspector of Sawantwadi police station.
The victims and their friends worked at a poultry farm in Kolhapur, he added.
While others left the Kawale Saad Point after spending some time, Garadi and Rathod lingered back. When they didn’t join the group, their friends approached Sawantwadi police.
Police found out about the mishap from local people and shopkeepers, and roped in trekkers of Hill Riders Group to search for the duo.
The bodies were spotted down in the valley, but were yet to be recovered as heavy rain, water cascading down the hill and mist made the operation difficult.
The video which is circulating on social media shows the two men, beer bottles in hand, climbing the fence around the edge of the valley and backtracking once or twice.
Later, while standing on the edge beyond the fence, one of them can be seen slipping from the rock. He tries to hold on to his friend for support, but ends up dragging him down as well.
The cops, meanwhile, intend to question the person who recorded the video as he could have possibly tried to stop them from crossing over the fence.
Video (discretion advised):