Trainee Indian Foreign Services Officer found dead in Delhi, investigation underway

Sources said that around midnight, about 10 people who were left at the party chose to enter the pool. His family said they suspected foul play.

When a woman officer slipped and fell into the pool, Dahiya and others jumped into the pool to save her.

As the lady officer was safely pulled out, it was noticed that Ashish was missing.

A 30-year-old IAS officer drowned in mysterious circumstances in a swimming pool here while allegedly trying to rescue a woman colleague who had fallen into the water, police said.

According to a News Nation report, a PCR call was received at PS Vasant Vihar during early hours of the morning which claimed that the officer was being taken to hospital.

Policeman-turned-bureaucrat, Dahiya was to leave for J&K soon for his first posting as an IAS officer.

The man, identified as Ashish Dahiya was an IAS trainer of the batch of 2016 and was a native of Haryana's Sonepat. His family members said the deceased, Ashish Dahiya, was an ace swimmer and it is hard to believe that he could have drowned.

Demanding a CBI probe, Dahiya's father Narender Singh said his son was an experienced swimmer.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed grief over the death of an IAS officer Ashish Dahiya who drowned in a swimming pool of a training institute in south Delhi.

A team of senior officers is on the spot to collect evidence and to record statements of relevant persons regarding investigation of this tragic episode. He attempted the UPSC exam and qualified for the Indian Revenue Service. "It is hard to believe that a former police officer, an IRS and now a trained IAS, would be such callous", said Kuldeep Singh, Dahiya's uncle.

Dahiya had to join J&K IMPA Srinagar from Wednesday for institutional training.

He is survivied by a wife who is a doctor by profession. His family has reached Delhi.

  • Delores Daniels