The deceased have been identified as Brushabh Bandichhor (10) and Amit Bandhichhor (6) of Choura village under Sinapali police station limits in the district.
As per reports, the incident took place on Thursday evening when the duo entered the village pond for a bath after attending their school. They slipped into the deep waters and failed to come out.
Later, the two boys were pulled out of the pond by their family members with the help of the villagers in critical condition. The boys were rushed to the Community Health Centre in Sinapali where the attending doctor declared them dead.
Later, Sinapali Police reached the spot and started a probe into the incident.
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“A case has been registered. The mortal remains of the boys will be handed over to their respective family after post-mortem. Further investigation is underway,” a police officer said.
A pall of gloom descended on the village following the demise of two minor boys.