Three children, including a girl, drowned in a pond near Surat Nagar area in Gurgaon, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon when the children, aged between 7 and 12, were taking a dip in the pond near their homes.
Their parents, who are labourers, came home in the evening and launched a hunt. Unable to find the children, they informed the police.
Bodies of all the victims, identified as Lakhee (12), Pintoo(7) and Sanjeel (7), were found floating on Thursday, the police said, adding that all the three were relatives. According to locals, the children might have drowned in the swampy and marshy area as the pond is not so deep. After post-mortem, bodies were handed over to their parents.