Chandbali, Apr 1: An eight-year-old minor boy died by drowning while he was bathing in Baitarani River at Doharapatana village in Bhadrak district today.
The deceased has been identified as Anurodh Jena, son of Bapi Jena, both residents of Hemantpur village in Jajpur district.
According to the reports, Anurodh was on a visit to his relative’s house in Doharapatana. Today afternoon he went to take bath in the Baitarani River when he lost his balance and slipped into deep water. The locals rescued him on being informed but it was late.
Later, the police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.