Patna, Apr 29: A minor girl drowned while taking bath in a pond at Khireitangiri village under Turumanga police limits in Keonjhar district today.
The deceased has been identified as Latika Rani Nayak, daughter of Chandramani Nayak.
Sources said that Latika and her aunt had gone to take bath in a nearby pond when Latika lost her balance and slipped into deep water. Her family members rescued her and rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctor declared her brought dead.
Later, the police reached the hospital and registered an unnatural death case.
A pall of gloom descended in the village over the tragic incident.