8-year-old boy drowns in pond while playing in a park

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankaria

An eight -year-old who was playing in Kempegowda park in Mallasandra drowned when he fell into a pond on Friday afternoon.

The pond had filled up with rainwater and residents allege that there was no fencing or barricade around it.

Pratap, the son of a garment factory worker, while playing with friends, reportedly slipped and fell into the pond.

The other children saw him drowning and rushed to get help from people in the area who in turn alerted the Bagalgunte police.

Police,with the help of fire and emergency service personnel, recovered the body later.Residents blamed civic agencies for not taking measures to prevent such accidents.

The police have taken up a case of unnatural death and are investigating.