Mystery over whereabouts of boat crew

  • By Hindu
  • | Wednesday | 15th November, 2017

Boat driver Suribabu, assistant driver Bairava Swami and helper Rama Rao are also facing charges of negligence, which caused the tragedy. The whereabouts of the three crew members of the private boat that capsized in Krishna river at the Pavitra Sangamam remained a mystery two days after the accident. The family members of three crew members confirmed that it did not belong to any of them, the police said. Speculation is rife that the trio had jumped out of the boat and swam away when the situation went out of control. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said in the Assembly one of the bodies was identified as that of Bairava Swamy.


The whereabouts of the three crew members of the private boat that capsized in Krishna river at the Pavitra Sangamam remained a mystery two days after the accident. The police believe that the trio might have survived and gone into hiding. Boat driver Suribabu, assistant driver Bairava Swami and helper Rama Rao are also facing charges of negligence, which caused the tragedy.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said in the Assembly one of the bodies was identified as that of Bairava Swamy. But it was later found to be the body of another person not related to the incident. The family members of three crew members confirmed that it did not belong to any of them, the police said.

“None of the survivors were able to provide any information on the three. Rescuers, including local fishermen and staff of another water sports firm at the Sangamam, too could not give any clue,” the officer said. “We still consider them missing,” said Ibrahimpatnam CI D. Chavan. Speculation is rife that the trio had jumped out of the boat and swam away when the situation went out of control.

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