19 March 2019
Dhenkanal: In an unfortunate incident, a 10-year-old school student drowned to death in Katakamada village pond under Sadar police limits. The deceased has been identified has Suryakant Behera, who was studying in Class 5.
Behera slipped and drowned to death when he had gone to the village pond to take a refreshing dip. On hearing screams for help, the locals rushed and rescued him from the pond. He was taken to the District Headquarters Hospital but the doctors declared him dead.
A pall of gloom descended as family members grieved the loss.