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Missing boys found drowned

THREE TEENAGERS were drowned while they got into the Gomti after taking country liquor (tadi) in Thakurganj on Thursday. The kin of the deceased came to know about the incident only after the bodies of the boys were fished out on Friday.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 00:49 IST

THREE TEENAGERS were drowned while they got into the Gomti after taking country liquor (tadi) in Thakurganj on Thursday.

The kin of the deceased came to know about the incident only after the bodies of the boys were fished out on Friday.

Earlier, the family members were searching for the boys since Thursday.

It was revealed that the boys had consumed country liquor (tadi) before they went to the river to take bath. It indicated that they lost control in an inebriated state and slipped into the deep water. CO Chowk Rajesh Sahni said they were waiting for the post-mortem examination report to corroborate whether the boys had consumed tadi.

It was around 10.30 am on Thursday when Sanju Prajapati (14), his cousin Sunil (15) and Lucky Prajapati (16), all residents of Kumharantola locality, reached the Bari Road near Gaushala on the bank of the river on a bicycle.

The boys initially had tadi and later went into the river and were seen playing in the water. Some other boys of the same locality were also taking bath in the river then. 

Sanju, Sunil and Lucky, did not know swimming but they were still playing close to the deep water.

However, other boys of the locality returned home, but the trio was still seen in the river till late in the noon.

It was in the evening when Rajendra of Kumharantola was passing by Bari Road and spotted a bicycle lying abandoned on the bank of the river. Some clothes were kept on the bicycle. He collected the clothes assuming that some boys of the locality would have forgotten them after taking the bath.

As Rajendra reached the locality, some boys identified the clothes as that of Sunil. Soon fathers of Sunil, Sanju and Lucky—- Nankau, Ram Kumar and Jagdish were informed. They all rushed to the riverbank. 

The kin got anxious as the boys were not seen around the place and they launched a search. However, they returned home later.

The family members rushed to the river around 5.30 am again and Nankau spotted his son Sunil’s body floating on water close to the bank. Soon the police were informed and divers were pressed into service to fish out other bodies.

After a rigorous effort for several hours, the divers fished out the bodies.

Sunil and Lucky used to help their fathers in the family profession. Sanju was a Class IV student at the Agrasen College, Chowk.