7yo kid killed as boat capsizes in Nawalparasi wetland

KATHMANDU: A seven-year-old child died and his pregnant mother, who was rowing a boat, was critically injured when the boat capsized in a wetland at Gokulnagar, Triveni Susta Rural Municipality-4, of Nawalparasi district on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Renu Devi Chamar's son Jitendra, according to the Belatari-based Area Police Office.

Renu Devi and three children --  including her son Jitendra, and relatives Shiva Kumar Chamar (6) and Arjun Sahani (8) -- were heading to Gokulnagar from Reta on the boat met the accident, according to Inspector Keshav Singh Thapa at the APO.

Shiva Kumar and Arjun were not hurt and were sent home from the incident site, according to police.

Renu Devi and Jitendra, on the other hand, were rushed to the Chaupatta-based Martyr Memorial Hospital. The hospital pronounced Jitendra dead on arrival, informed Inspector Thapa.

Renu Devi has been referred to the Bhairahawa-based Universal College of Medical Science and Teaching Hospital for further treatment.