Sonepur: An 18-year-old girl met watery grave after drowning in a pond at Charda village under Binika block in Sonepur district today.
The deceased was identified as Priyanka Thanapati.
According to sources, the incident occurred on Friday morning while Priyanka went to a nearby pond to take bath. However, she swam inside the pond to pluck lotus when she accidentally slipped into deep water and drowned.
Though locals present at the pond tried to rescue her and later trace her body, they failed.
On being informed, fire department personnel reached the spot and fished out the body from the pond.