Two minor girls drown in pond in Rayagada

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Rayagada: Two minor girls were drowned while taking bath in a pond at Kuturijhiri village under Kashipur block of Rayagada district on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Kalasi Nayak (12) and Tulasi Majhi (10).

According to sources, the girl duo went to the village school in the morning in view of Gandhi Jayanti celebration. As no other students had turned up, school headmaster Arun Nayak sent the girl duo to Naringjodi village to bring some students to school.

As per the instruction, the two girls went to the village. However, none of the students agreed to accompany them to the school. While returning back to the school, the two girls went to a pond to take bath.

The girl duo reportedly ventured deep into the water while bathing and drowned. Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and began a probe.

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