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Two boys drowned in Yamuna while immersing idols

According to family members of the deceased, the incident took place in their presence, while an idol was being immersed in the river Yamuna.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Two boys including a minor drowned in the river Yamuna while immersing idols on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North Delhi, Sagar Singh Kalsi said that the incidents took place in Burari and Timarpur areas.

He said that a police team reached Burari after receiving the information that a boy drowned in the river Yamuna at around 3 pm near Thokar Number-19, Sonia Vihar side.

The deceased has been identified as Bobby, a Loni, Uttar Pradesh resident. His body was recovered from the river during a search operation and was sent for a post-mortem examination.

Police said that another incident took place in the Timarpur area. The PCR received a call about the minor boy, aged 17, having drowned in the river Yamuna near Surghat. When the police team reached the spot, the boy had already been rescued and rushed to the nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought-dead.

According to family members of the deceased, the incident took place in their presence, while an idol was being immersed in the river Yamuna. Police said the investigation into both incidents is being carried out.