Jogulamba-Gadwal, Apr 9: Five girls, including four of a family, were drowned in a pond at Nagardoddi of Maldakal Mandal in this district on Monday evening.
Police said on Tuesday that one of the girls among the five was struck in the mud while playing in the pond who was later drowned. In an attempt to save the girl the remaining four ventured into the pond and met the same fate.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon but it came to light in the evening when the public noticed the bodies of the girls floating on the water.
The deceased were identified as Yamuna (12), Chinnari (9), Venkateswari (7), Kavitha and Chinnari (7). A case has been registered and an investigation is underway, police added. (UNI)