Jajpur: An 11-year-old girl met a watery grave while taking bath in a pond at Artia Kusunpur village under Rasulpur block in Jajpur district today.
According to reports, Sumitra Samal, a Class 5 student and daughter of Ramesh Samal of Artia Kusunpur village, had been to a nearby pond in the noon today. While taking bath, she drowned in the pond.
The locals, who were present during the period, rescued the minor girl and rushed her to the Madhuban Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment.
However, the doctors declared her dead and sent the body to the Jajpur District Headquarters Hospital for post-mortem.