4 Children Drown in During ‘Chhath Puja’ Festivities

Chhath Puja festivities turned out to be tragic affair in Mangrodih village under Mufassil police station in Jharkhand’s Giridih district on Tuesday when four children drowned in the nearby river, police said.


The incident took place when the children along with women had gone to a nearby river for taking bath and bringing water for making ‘prasad’ of Chhath Puja, a major festival in the region, police said.

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All the children were below 10 years of age and the deceased have been identified as Munna Singh, son of Mahesh Singh, Suhana Kumari, daughter of Madan Singh, Sonakshi Kumari, daughter of Tinku Singh and Diksha Kumari, daughter of Ajay Sharma.

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