Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, a Class IX student drowned in a pond during immersion of Ganesh idol at Nisha village in Angul district early this morning.
The deceased student was identified as Chandan Parida.
According to reports, some students had taken an idol of Ganesh for immersion in the village pond. During immersion, Chandan was not traced for some time. Later he was found in the deep water.
A pal of gloom has descended in the village following the incident.