Two girls drowned in Brahmaputra river at Dishangmukh in upper Assam’s Sivasagar district on Sunday after they fell into the fast-moving water of the river while clicking selfies.
Police and SDRF carried out a search operation but could not find the bodies till Sunday evening.
According to police, the two girls identified as Anjali Chetri, 17, of Ophola village in Dishangmukh area and Arati Chetri, 17, of Doomdooma had gone to Brahmaputra to immerse Puja items in the river around 11 am.
After immersion, they were clicking selfies but suddenly they slipped from the bank and fell into the river. “They were clicking selfies but suddenly they lost control and fell into the river,” said a police official.
According to family sources, Arati came to Anajali’s house at Dishangmukh from Doomdooma two days back.