Dhenkanal, Dec 11: The bodies of two siblings, who had been missing since Saturday evening, were found floating in a well near their house in Natkata village under Madhusahu Patna Panchayat in Dhenkanal district on Sunday.
Sources said, the two children identified as Ranjit Pradhan (5) and Sanjit Pradhan (4) went missing while playing near their house on Saturday evening. After a frantic search, the family members lodged complaint in Bhapur police station in this regard. The police started searching and spotted the two children floating in a well a short distance from the house. Later, both the dead children were fished out from the well and their bodies were sent for post-mortem.
A pall of gloom descended on the village.
Police suspected that the children might have accidentally fallen into the well while playing near it, and subsequently drowned.