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Four children drowned in Kaithal

Four children drowned in an illegally dug pond at Kailram village of Kaithal. Victims Sahil , Suresh, Mohit and Aman were found dead on Thursday night.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 13, 2012 19:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Four children drowned in an illegally dug pond at Kailram village, in the district on Thursday night.

Victims Sahil (8) and Suresh (6) were real brothers, Mohit (8) and his cousin Aman (6) found dead on Thursday night at a ditch in the village pond.

Failed to learn any lesson from the past incidents, illegally dug ditch has once again claimed lives in Haryana.

The families of the victims said that the children died after they fell accidentally and stuck in a depression caused by illegal digging of the village pond.

A district administration press release said that deputy commissioner Chander Shekhar has marked an inquiry to the city magistrate Bhal Singh Bishnoi to look into the matter.

A local journalist and victim's relative Sohan Lal Kaushik told HT "They together went to play around the village but did not return. While searching all around the village, head of one of the missing children was noticed in the pond,". Kaushik is related to Sahil and Suresh.

He alleged that certain persons had removed earth illegally from the village pond causing a gorge of about 10-12 feet which was filled with rain water and gradual seepage from the adjoining water body.

"Water in the pond has a depth of around three feet where the deep depression proved fatal. When the bodies were recovered from the pit, their faces had visible marks of nails on their faces which reflects they tried to take out each other from their," claims Kaushik.

The superintendent of police Kuldeep Singh told HT on Friday evening that he had visited the village and met the aggrieved families at the Kaithal Civil Hospital but no one complained about any illegal activity of earth removing from the pond.

The bodies were cremated this afternoon.

First Published: Jul 13, 2012 19:21 IST