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New York-based Jamia alumnus disappears while swimming in Niagara River

Jamia Millia Islamia alumnus Rajesh Chopra, who had been living in New York for years, had gone to Grass Island with his ten friends.

Nobody had idea that he would not return as he was swept down the Niagara River while swimming in the water, according to a report published in a local portal.

Rajesh had done his BTech from Faculty of Engineering in 1991, according to information available in Jamia alumni directory. reported that Rajesh was 47-year-old and lived in Clarence, who died on Friday.

State Park Police say they were called to the area of Grass Island at the south end of Buckhorn State Park about 8:30 p.m. Friday after getting reports from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department about a person in distress in the river. Quoting friends who accompanied Rajesh, the portal reported that friends told police they saw him struggling to stay afloat but were unable to get to him before he disappeared underwater.

Further probes are on to get to the depth of the story.

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