Jajpur, May 16: A 13-year-old boy drowned while he was cleaning himself in the Budha river at Purushottampur village under Sadar police limits in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Khaji Tahir, son of Khari Jahar.
Sourced said that Tahir had gone to the river for cleaning himself this evening when he lost his balance and slipped into deep water. Some locals rescued Tahir and rushed him to District Headquarters Hospital in Jajpur where the doctor declared him brought dead.
Later, the police reached the hospital and initiated a probe into the matter. A pall of gloom descended over the village after the tragic incident