Manoj Kumar Jena

In a heart-wrenching incident, the bodies of twin babies were recovered from a well on Wednesday in Mundadhipi sahi in Basala village under Bantala Police limits of Angul district. 

The victims have been identified as a boy and a girl, both around 3-4 months old, of the couple, Sunil Sahoo and Tapaswini Sahoo.

According to sources, Tapaswini went to her neighbour’s house after putting her babies to sleep. When Tapaswini returned back, she was shocked to see her babies not present in the house. 

Tapaswini immediately informed her husband and they started searching for the babies along with their relatives and locals. After hours of searching, they were unable to find the babies. Later, the locals found the body of the twins floating in the well. 

The locals immediately fished out the babies from the well and rushed them to Bantala Community Health Centre (CHC). However, the doctors declared them 'brought-dead'.

The doctors have sent the bodies to the Angul District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for autopsy. 

A pall of gloom descended on the village following the incident.

Till the time of filing of this report, no comments were received from the police.