Chennai: Three engineering students on Sunday drowned in Chennai’s Marina beach. According to reports, the Chennai police believe that three students had drowned in the sea after one of the student's corpse was washed ashore by the waves, and the other two are still missing.

The tragic incident occurred on December 9, when eight students from Sri Venkateswara College in Sriperumbudur visited Marina beach. The reports state that all eight students were hostellers in the college and had come to Marina beach for an outing.

The three students are identified as Jayakeerthi Varma of Dharmapuri, Dinesh of Tirumullaivoyal and Bharadwaj of Tindivanam went to the beach to play, and five others decided to stay by the shore. The other students on the coast later realised that their friends had gone missing and began to look for them.

Moments later the other students saw the slippers of their missing friends being washed ashore by the waves and informed the police. According to reports, the fishermen in the region also began to look for the missing students.

On Sunday evening, Dinesh’s body was found washed ashore while the other two are still missing. The Chennai police sent Dinesh's corpse for a post-mortem to Royapettah government hospital and filed a FIR on the same.