In a tragic incident, two teenage boys drowned while taking a bath at a pond in Sootea of Assam’s Biswanath district on Wednesday.
According to reports, the incident took place when the 15 -year-olds, Praban Bora and Sumon Bora, stopped to take a bath at a pond while returning home after spending their day in the paddy field.
Their bodies were later recovered by their family members and locals. A local said, “The boys were planting seeds in the field beside me, and around 11:30 am they left for their house which is close by.”
“Since it was late, and they still hadn’t reached home, their family came looking for them. We figured they went for a bath after work. Later, some of us dived into the pond and recovered their dead bodies,” he added.