Terrible tragedy : three babies die by drowning and fall into water-filled filter, grief all around

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, August 5, 2022

In a horrifying tragedy three babies died by drowning and falling into a water-filled filter at home in Dharmanagar and Sonamura subdivisions of the state. This tragedy has shell-shocked people into silence and there is all round grief in the two affected areas. Giving details police sources said that two yearold sons of Bibhuti Sarkar and Bipul Sarkar in Bhubonpur village under Pecharthal police station had crawled to the side of a pond in front of their respective neighbouring houses , unnoticed by any body.

Both the baby sons had fallen into the pond and drowned to death . Having seen the floating bodies the family members of both the babies rushed them to Machhmara primary health centre where both were declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctor on duty. This terrible tragedy has cast a shadow of immense grief in the entire Bhubonpur police station. A posse of police force that had rushed to the spot after hearing of the tragic incident asked the guardians to be careful about their children.

In yet another tragedy in ward no-2 of Maynama panchayat under Sonamura subdivision yesterday the two year old son of Alamgir Hossain, while playing about near his mother in the kitchen, fell headlong into a water-filled filter. The mother saw her son in the filter and called out for help. The baby was taken to the Melaghar hospital but the doctor declared him ‘brought dead’. The death of the infant has cast a deep shadow of grief and mourning in the entire Maynama panchayat.

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