13 year Old Boy Drowns In Bathukamma Tank:- In a miserable incident, a 13 year old boy drowned in the Chinna Cherlapallu Cheruvu in Hyderabad today.
The boy has been identified as Raj Kiran, a class 8 student. He is a resident of Mallikarjun Nagar in Nagaram. Raj Kiran along with four of his friends had gone to swim in the Bathukamma Tank built in the lake when the accident occurred.
According to the Kushaiguda police, all the five youngsters were from the same locality, and had planned to learn swimming in the tank. They were doing so for the last five days and on Saturday too, they went at around 8:30 am to the tank.
Kushaiguda SI, Ravi Kumar said, “They all got into the water, which was about 10 feet deep, to swim together. While the others were in a shallow part of the tank, Raj Kiran went deeper and suddenly began drowning. His friends immediately raised an alarm but by the time others reached the spot, the boy had drowned.”
The body was retrieved with the help of police and the GHMC staff and shifted to the hospital for an autopsy. A case under section 174 of the CrPC was booked and is being investigated.