Bhadrak, Oct 18: A pall of gloom descended on Basathi village under Basidevpur municipality jurisdiction in the district this morning as a boy drowned while conducting his dead grandmother’s 10th day ritual in a pond.
Suman Gourav (16) was taking the ritualistic bath in the village pond when he slipped into deep water.
His two brothers jumped into the water to rescue him raising an alarm to villagers.
Villagers rushed there and rescued him. He was rushed to Basudevpur hospital where the attending doctor declared him dead.