A 2-years old boy died today because of drowning in a pond that was located in the Bikor Village of Karandighi Block in North Dinajpur.
The deceased has been identified as Riju Sarkar. According to Riju’s father, Davijen Sarkar, Riju was alone at the house with his mother while Davijen was out for work.
Riju is presumed to have wandered out of the house while he was playing and may have slipped in the pond. He was rushed to the Karandighi Rural Hospital, but the doctors declared him to be dead on arrival.