Bhadrak: A Class X boy drowned in Nalia River on Friday during Ganesh idol immersion here today. The deceased Rajendra Sahoo hailed from Arnapal panchayat in the district.
According to sources, Rajendra took part in the Ganesh Puja at his tuition class on Thursday. He had gone in the immersion procession to Nalia River along with a group of other students on Friday.
Reportedly, the group went to Bhakti Brahmapur Ghat to immerse the idol during which, Rajendra ventured far into the river and eventually drowned.
Later, some rescued him and rushed to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.