Dabugaon: A pall of gloom descended on Maliguda village in Dabugaon block of Nabarangpur district after two minor girls drowned in a pond on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Lalita Kalar (5) and Jumita Kalar (3) of Maliguda.
According to sources, the duo went to the pond located about 200 metres away from their houses in the afternoon when they slipped into the water body and drowned.
Lalita’s brother Dumar Kalar went to the pond at around 1.30 pm and spotted the bodies were floating. The villagers rushed to the spot and fished out the bodies of the girls.
Dabugaon inspector-in-charge Pravat Kumar Sethi visited the spot and sent the bodies for postmortem.
The police registered a case of unnatural death and handed over the bodies after the postmortem.