Dhenkanal: As many as three persons drowned at separate places in Dhenkanal district while taking bath today. Reportedly, a youth, identified as Satyabrata Rout of Itapa village under Kantabani police limits and sister, Jyotirmayee Rout were bathing in a village pond, during which they slipped into deep water and drowned.
In another incident, a minor boy, Prabhas Sathua Mohapatra (16) from ward no-12 of Bhuban NAC drowned while taking bath in a pond. Locals rescued the minor boy in critical condition and rushed him to Bhuban hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Based on a complaint lodged by family members, police launched an investigation after sending the body of Prabhas for post mortem. He was a Plus II student of Baji Rout Smruti Junior College.