Bardibas, July 5: A boy drowned Monday in a water-filled pit in Pashupatinagar-9 of Mahottarai.
The deceased has been identified as Lok Bahadur Sushaling aka Sunil, 14, of Bijalpura-5, police confirmed.
He was found floating in the pit water nearby the dried
by the locals. Though he was rushed to the Bardibas-based Ratu River , he was
pronounced dead during initial medical examination. Shubha Swastik
Sand mining taking place on the river bank with the use of heavy machines has caused big pits there, posing threats to the lives of people, it is learnt.