Father-son duo drown while offering ‘shradha’

Kendrapara: In a tragic accident a father and his son drowned in a pond at Baniamala village late night on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Ramchandra Sahu and his son Smruti Ranjan Sahu.

According to sources, the mishap occurred when Ramchandra and his son went to a pond to immerse the ashes of his father. While performing the rites Smruti slipped and fell into deep water. Finding his son helpless Ramchandra jumped into the tank to rescue him. However, unfortunately both the father-son duo got trapped into the deep water and met watery grave.

Later, the family members and neighbors recovered the bodies and informed police about the incident.

Till the filing of this report, police had sent the bodies for post-mortem at the district hospital.