Balasore: A four-year-old boy drowned in a pond at Ramdha village under Kharasahapur gram panchayat in Bahanaga block of Balasore district today.
The deceased minor has been identified as Abhijit, son of Ajay Mahalik of the same village.
According to sources, the boy was playing with some of his friends near the pond today afternoon when he accidentally fell into the pond. Locals along with family members rescued the minor from deep water.
Though the family members immediately rushed him to Soro Hospital, Abhijit died while undergoing treatment.
On being informed, Anantapur Police Outpost staff reached the hospital and seized the body. They registered an unnatural death case and sent the body for post-mortem.