TAPOVAN: Abhishek Pant, a local youth from Tapovan who had been working as an engineer at the National Thermal Power Corporation hydropower project for past two years, went missing in the deluge due to an unlucky twist of fate, reports Abhijeet Singh.
Being a cricket enthusiast, he was to play in a match in Dhaak village on the fateful Sunday morning. However, he received a call from the project site regarding a fault in a power line minutes before he was about to leave for the match. While his friends went for the match, Abhishek went to the project site and got caught in the flash floods. He has been missing since. His younger brother Sanjay told TOI, “The family is in shock. I have not moved from the rescue site since we got the news. The agencies involved in rescue operations need to expedite the whole process.”
“Abhishek was to get engaged in April. We were busy making arrangements for it. The deluge has shattered everything. We fear for him and just hope for his return,” Sanjay added.