Woman, son drown in Mymensingh

Our Correspondent

5 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

MYMENSINGH: Three people, including a mother and her son, drowned after falling into a manhole of a poultry hatchery in Bhaluka upazila of the Mymensingh on Wednesday.

The victims were identified as Rani Bagchi, 24, her three-and-a-half-year-old son Rohit Bagchi and hatchery labourer Md Ridoy Mia, 26, reports our Mymensingh correspondent.

Rani’s husband Sajal Bagchi is an engineer of the hatchery and they lived in one of the quarters on the hatchery compound, said Md Mahmudul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bhaluka Police Station.

Quoting locals, OC Mahmudul Islam said the child was playing on the compound and suddenly fell into a nearby manhole of the hatchery at Bahuli village around 5:00pm.

Rani rushed to the spot and jumped into the manhole to rescue the boy but she also drowned.

Hearing the screams, hatchery worker Rhidoy also jumped into the manhole and drowned, he said.