Chandabali: Two minor girls and their grandmother were drowned in a pond at Sohapur Nuagaon village under Tihidi police limits in Bhadrak district on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Malilata Mallick (70) and her two granddaughters–Srabani (10) and Anjana (9).
According to sources, Srabani and Anjana had gone to the pond in the morning to attend nature’s call when they accidentally slipped into the deep water. Later, their grandmother who spotted them drowning rushed to their rescue. However, the trio met the watery grave.
Later, their bodies were retrieved from the pond and were sent for post-mortem.