Nilagiri: A minor boy drowned to death after falling into a pit in the backyard of his house at Dadhisahi village under Barhampur police limits in Nilagiri block in Balasore district on Thursday.
the deceased has been identified as Dipun (2), son of Jayanta Bag. The incident took place this morning when the family members were busy in performing rituals of ‘Sudasha Brata’ festival.
Sources said, the minor boy was last seen playing inside the house, but when family members noticed the boy missing they carried out a search and found him floating inside a water pit at the backyard of the house. Though he was rushed to the nearby hospital, doctors declared him brought dead.
On intimation, police reached the hospital and sent the body to Nilagiri hospital for post-mortem. A pall of gloom descended on the village following the tragic death of the minor boy.