New Delhi: Four children, celebrating ‘Dol Jatra‘ on the occasion of Holi, drowned while taking bath after in a pond in Nadia district of West Bengal, police said on Tuesday. ‘Dol‘ is the festival of colours in West Bengal. Also Read - ‘Provide Basic Amenities to Workers From Bengal,’ Mamata Writes to 18 Chief Ministers Amid Lockdown
The children, aged between 9 and 13 years, included two siblings. They were identified as Sunny Pramanick, his sister Sneha Pramanick, Subhajit Halder and Rakhi Halder. The incident occurred in Jamal Danga village of Nadia district under Taherpur police station when the four children were bathing in the pond on Monday after playing with colours. Also Read - West Bengal Man Beaten to Death For Stepping Out to Buy Milk During Lockdown
Accidently, the four kids went into the deep end of the pond and failed to remain afloat. The pond had been recently excavated for irrigation purposes and bathing was strictly prohibited there. Also Read - Bizarre! Kolkata Woman Licks A Cop For Stopping Her On The Streets Amid Coronavirus Lockdown | Watch
Two other children who were also playing Dol with the four accompanied them to the pond but did not get into the water, after noticing that their friends had drowned, the police said.
Villagers nearby immediately fished the kids out of the water and took them to a hospital but they were declared as brought dead.
Soon after hearing about the incident, Trinamool Congress leader Samir Poddar reached the spot to examine the situation.