Kandhamal: In a tragic incident, three minor girls, including two sisters drowned in a pond at a village in Odisha’s Kandhamal district today.
The deceased have been identified as Menuka Nayak (7), Renuka Nayak (6) and Nisha Senapati (6).
The incident took place at Partmaha village under Daringbadi block in the district. Menuk and Renuka are the daughters of Bayabandhu Nayak from the same village.
According to reports, the three minor girls drowned in the pond while they had gone to the water body to clean themselves after attending nature’s call this afternoon.
On being informed by the villagers, the Daringbadi police and fire brigade personnel reached the spot and rescued their bodies from the pond after a brief search.
Following this, the three were rushed to Daringbadi Community Health Centre where the doctors declared them brought dead.
The bodies were handed over to their parents after autopsy, reports added.