Child drowns in deep rainwater pit in Saptari

RAJBIRAJ: A child has lost his life by drowning in a rainwater-filled pit in Saptari today morning.

Police have identified the deceased as Jeewan Mandal (4) of Dangraha in Agnisair Krishna Sawaran Rural Municipality-3.

The boy was playing when he slipped into the pit about 100 metres west of his house and drowned, said police. His father Jagadish Mandal rescued him from the water and immediately rushed to Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital.

The child died during the course of treatment, informed Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been kept at hospital mortuary for post-mortem.