Barbil, May 20: A 16-year-old minor boy drowned while bathing in a pond at Gada Hating here in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Prem Patra, son of Ashis Patra, both residents of Dhobi Hating area.
Sources said that Prem along with his friend were taking bath in the pond when he lost his balance and slipped into deep water following which he drowned. Locals rescued him in unconscious condition and rushed to Community Healthcare Centre in BArbil where the doctor declared him bought dead.
Later, the police reached the hospital and initiated a probe into matter.