Teenage girl drowns in Kapilvastu river

JITPUR, KAPILVASTU: A girl reportedly drowned in a local river in Kapilvastu district on Sunday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Roshani Shukla (18) of Maharajgunj Municipality-7 in the district. Shukla drowned when she had gone to the river to immerse the idol of goddess Durga yesterday morning, according to the Bahadurgunj-based Area Police Office.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been sent to the local Shivaraj Hospital for postmortem, police said.