SAPTARI, Oct 18: A boy drowned in the Koshi River while taking a bath today at Tilathi Koiladi rural municipality-5 in Saptari.
Abinash Yadav, 15, the son of Jayanand Yadav, of Bhokraha-3, Sunsari who had been at his maternal uncle's home to celebrate the Dashain died in the incident.
The incident site lies in a distance of a half hour walk from his maternal uncle's home at Dalawa of Hanumannagar Kankalini municipality-14.
Though his cousin and auntie were together with him at the time of tragedy, their attempts to save him became unsuccessful, the family members said.
Following the tragedy, the child's maternal aunt Pinki Yadav, grandmother Dhaneshwori and her husband's brother wife Harihari Devi fainted and are being treated at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Zonal Hospital in an unconscious condition.
Meanwhile, the body of a woman around 65 years of age was found stuck between the entrance number 51 and 52 of the Koshi barrage, the area police office, Kanchanrup said. The body is yet to be identified and it has been kept at the Zonal Hospital. RSS