Sub inspector Satbir Singh said, ''The spot was not ideal for a bath as it is a very slippery place. They might have got stuck in the swamp-like area and were unable to come out. But we will investigate if there was any foul play.''
The families of the two, however, were completely unaware that the deceased had gone to the canal for a bath and instead, they told the family members that they were going to Tau Devi Lal stadium. As reported by Rakesh Kumar, a neighbor of the victims said, ''During the summer vacations, they used to go for boxing practice every day.''
Earlier, a thirty year old man had drowned after placing a bet with two friends in the first week of June. The local residents claim that despite a number of accidents taking place in the canal, there has been no sign put up by the district administration to make people aware or exercise caution in the area.