Jagatsinghpur, Oct 22: A minor boy drowned while playing near the Devi river in Korua Salanti village of Jagatsinghpur district. Three others, who were playing with him, were rescued by the villagers.
The deceased has been identified as Kartik Mallick, son of Ajay Mallick of the same village.
According to the sources, Mallick and his three friends went missing this morning while playing near the river. After a frantic search in the nearby area, the locals found Kartik’s body floating in the river.
Kartik Mallick and his three friends were immediately rushed to community health centre in critical condition. The doctor declared Kartik dead on arrival, three others were in critical condition.