Four-year-old boy drowns in ditch in Jhapa

SURUNGA, JHAPA: A four-year-old boy drowned in a ditch in Birtamod Municipality-7 of Jhapa district on Sunday.

According to Anarmani-based Area Police Office, Neeraj Adhikari alias Smile, son of Devendra Adhikari, drowned in a ditch near his house on Sunday afternoon. Police said the boy was playing with his elder brother and accidentally fell into the water-filled ditch and drowned.

In another incident, 65-year-old Dhanamaya Limbu of Birtamod-2 was electrocuted while she was connecting an electric cable. She was seriously injured due to the electric shock and died at B&C Hospital in Birtamod, police said.