Meghalaya: Three children drown in unfenced fish pond
By migrator | Fri, 1 Nov 2019
TURA | Nov 1, 2019:
In a tragic incident, three school children (all cousins), with the eldest being merely 6 years of age, drowned in a fish pond at Miapara village near Manikganj under Mendipathar PS in North Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on Tuesday, Oct 29 at about 3 pm.
According to police sources, Ranbir Juro (6) Dipen Rabha (5) and Rishabh Rabha (3.5 years) were returning from school when they decided to cool down near a pond in the village. Unfortunately there was no one around when the trio went near the pond.
"We are not really sure of what happened as there were no witnesses. The pond was unfenced and unattended due to which they were able to access it easily which ultimately cost them their lives," said a police source from NGH.