The incident occurred at Paikakatara village under Papadahandi police station limits in the district this afternoon.
The deceased have been identified as Jijikal Bagh (6) and Raj Bhatra (6) of the same village.
As per reports, the minor boys went to the pond to take a bath this afternoon without informing their parents. As the duo didn’t return home, their family members started searching for them with the help of locals.
Later, the family members found their dress on the embankment of the pond. Subsequently, the locals recovered both the minor boys in unconscious state from the water body.
The minor boys were rushed to the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Papadahandi in a 108 ambulance, but the doctors declared the minor duo “brought dead”.
On being informed, Papadahandi Police reached the spot and started an investigation into the matter.
A pall of gloom descended on Paikakatara village following the untimely demise of both the minor boys.