Child drowns in Chitwan

A female child drowned in a fish pond at Meghauli of Chitwan last evening. Police said that two-and-half-year old granddaughter of Bir Bahadur Kumar suddenly slipped into the pond near his house while she was playing. She died while undergoing treatment.

Cases of children unknowingly falling into fish ponds are common is some parts of Chitwan as the district is considered a pocket area of fish.