G. Udayagiri: Two women met with a watery grave while bathing in a pond in Lingagad village in the G. Udayagiri area of Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Thursday morning.
The deceased have been identified as Suryakanti Pradhan and Kurumani Pradhan.
According to the reports, the two women had gone to the village pond around 7.00 am today after preparing organic manure. While bathing Kurumani suddenly slipped into the deep water and was drowning. Suryakanti jumped into the deep water to rescue her companion. Neither of the two knew swimming and soon drowned in the pond.
After some time, villagers spotted the bodies of the two women floating in the pond and informed the Fire Services department. A team from the Fire Services arrived at the spot and fished out the bodies from the pond.
The women were rushed to G Udayagiri Community Health Centre (CHC) where the doctors declared them ‘brought dead’. On being informed, police arrived at the village and sent the bodies for post-mortem, and launched a probe.
A pall of gloom has descended on the village following the tragic incident.