Deogarh: A Class VII boy drowned in a pond during immersion of Ganesh idol at Jharbahala village in Barkot in Deogarh district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Ghanashyam Sahu.
According to sources, Ghanashyam along with several other students had gone to a nearby pond in the morning to immerse the idol which was worshipped on the occasion of Ganesh Puja.
During the idol immersion, he slipped into deep water. Following this other students rescued him and rushed him to the nearby hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.
Police have seized the body for postmortem while further investigation is underway.
Earlier, in a similar incident, a Class X student had drowned during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhadrak district on September 14.