NEW DELHI, March 13 � In a tragic accident, the 22-year-old son of Director General of National Security Guard (NSG) JN Choudhury, who was the former DGP of Assam Police, died in Arizona, US, on March 11.
According to information released by the Yavapai County Sheriff�s Office in Arizona, Rhishav Choudhury died when he fell more than 100 feet near Camp Verde on Wednesday evening.
Rhishav, a college senior, was hiking West Clear Creek with fellow students from the College of Wooster in Ohio, when he wandered away from the group, according to a Sheriff�s Office statement. Members of the group later discovered that Choudhury had fallen approximately 100 feet from a rocky area adjacent to the trail.
Personnel of the Sheriff�s Office and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) said they made it to the scene within an hour of receiving a call from the group. A DPS paramedic hiked through a canyon and a river in darkness to reach him, but Choudhury was already dead, the statement added.
Choudhury�s body was airlifted to the medical examiner�s office on Thursday morning.
Choudhury had been on a spring break trip planned by his school�s outdoors club, according to a statement from Kurt Holmes, dean of students at the College of Wooster.
�We are heartbroken by the news of this terrible accident, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Rhishav�s family and friends,� Holmes said.
The incident remains under investigation, but no foul play has been suspected, according to the Sheriff�s Office.
Meanwhile, the tragic news reached JN Choudhury yesterday and he is scheduled to fly to US later tonight. Upon learning about the tragic news, relatives and family friends rushed to Choudhury�s official resident in South Delhi here.
According to sources close to the family, Rhishav would be cremated in US after completion of all official formalities.