Malkangiri: In a tragic incident, a minor boy and his cousin sister were drowned while taking bath in a pond at Salimarikunda village in Malkangiri district on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Vivek Madkami (5) and Rame Pariarmi (6).
According to sources, Rame along with her cousin brother Vivek had gone to the village pond for bathing on Thursday afternoon. When they did not return home, their family members launched a search. However, they could not trace the duo.
Later, the villagers spotted the duo floating in the pond this morning and informed their family members. On being informed, police reached the spot and inquired into the matter.
Sources said Rame, daughter of Baja Pariarmi of Uskapali village, had gone to her maternal uncle’s house at Salimarikunda village on Thursday when the tragedy struck.