Bhadrak: In a tragic incident here today, a two-year-old girl lost her because of drowning. The deceased minor identified as Raj Rajeshwari Khillar slipped into a pond in Bideipur village under Gopabandhu Nagar panchayat in Basudevpur block here.
She was a native of Baliapal in Balasore district. Rajeshwari, the daughter of Manas Khillar had accompanied her family to her maternal uncle’s village, Bideipur.
The mishap reportedly occurred while she was playing in the courtyard of her uncle’s house, said sources. Rajeshwari was rushed to the local hospital where she was declared dead.
A pall of gloom descended on Bideipur and Baliapal following the child’s death. Local police retrieved the body and registered a case of unnatural death in this connection.