Aurangabad, Maharahstra, Sep 10: Seven people, including two brothers, drowned in different ponds across this and Hingoli districts in Marathwada region on the occasion of 'Bullock Festival' (Pola) on Sunday.
As per reports, six people including two brothers from Virgaon village met watery grave in Kapuswadgaon pond when they were washing their bullock on the occasion.They were identified as Rushikesh Rayte (18) and Ramesh Rayte (16).
Sanket Nimone (18) from Dehal village in Gangapur taluka slipped in the pond nearby while washing his bullocks. Reports from Kannad stated that Kailash Bhaviskar (24),a farmer from Andhaner village, lost his life in Ambadi medium irrigation project near Kannad, while another 14-year-old boy Navnath Gavali from Chambarwadi village in same taluka met the same fate when he had gone with his father for washing their bullocks.
A 14-year-old boy from Bazar Savangi village in Aurangabad taluka too lost his life for the same reason.A report from Hingoli district said Vishal Thombare (17), a youth from Makvata village in Vasmat taluka drowned in a pond.
A farmer who was working in the farm died after being dragged by the bullocks in Bhokar tehsil of the district on the day of Pola festival on Sunday.
Shankar Yellowji Karpe (50), resident of Halda village in Bhokar tehsil, was working in his farm this evening at around 5PM when the bullocks on seeing a flock of wild boars startled and started
running here and there, in which the deceased was dragged for a long distance sustaining serious injuries to the head and other parts of the body.
He was admitted at rural hospital in Bhokar where he succumbed during treatment. Incidentally, he died on auspicious day of Pola festival, when the bulls and oxen are worshipped. He is survived by his parents, wife, two sons, daughter-in-laws and grandsons. The Bhokar police has filed a case of accidental death in this regard, sources added. UNI