A pall of gloom prevails across Barpeta district over two separate incidents of drowning on Wednesday. While trying to take relief from the unbearable heat, these two young boys met their watery grave – lives snuffed out in their prime.
Two young students lost their lives when they went to take a dip in the pond on Wednesday to beat the heat. While one of the students died in Pathsala town, another student died at Kurobaha-Tangla in the district. According to information, the youths drowned in two separate ponds when they went to take bath in order to get relief from the scorching heat.
In the first incident of drowning, 18-year-old Dhritiman Patgiri is a higher secondary 2nd year student of Krishna Kanta Handique Junior College in Pathsala and is the son of Kulen Patgiri, a resident of Muguriya in Barpeta district.
“Dhritiman drowned suddenly while he was taking bath along with his friends in the pond of Pathsala College,” said sources. The local people fished out Dhritiman from the pond and he was immediately rushed to Pathsala Swahid Madan Rawta Civil Hospital. But the doctors there declared him dead on arrival (DOA).
In another incident, Yubaraj Talukdar, aged about 20 years, a student of Bhawanipur Hastinapur Bijni (BHB) College also died after drowning in a pond.Yubaraj is the son of Sarat Chandra Talukdar of Kurobaha Tangla in Barpeta district. The family members of both the youths are in “deep shock”.