Ganjam, June 25: A minor boy drowned in a pond at Humbar village under the Chhatrapur police limit in Ganjam on Saturday.
Another minor boy was rescued in a critical condition after an operation launched by the locals.
The deceased has been identified as Aditya Kumar Gouda while the critical one is Sai Palai.
Sources said that Aditya who belongs to the Khandadeuli village was taking his bath in the village pond with one of his friends, Sai in the afternoon. Meanwhile, both of them went missing in the water. However, Sai was rescued after he raised an alarm during the sink whereas Aditya died on the spot.
Subsequently, Sai was rushed to the Chhatrapur hospital for resuscitation.
Being informed, the police seized Aditya’s body and registered an UD case in this connection.