THAKURGAON: Two children drowned in Chikonmati village of Ranishankoil upazila in the district on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Rifat, 5, son of Shahab Uddin of the village and his cousin Kawsar, 3, son of Sablu Mohammod of the same village. Locals said that the children were playing near their home in the morning but didn’t return home till the afternoon, triggering a frantic search that turned up nothing. The families were left with hardly any place left to look when locals spotted Kawsar’s lifeless body floating in a nearby pond.
Ranishankoil police officer in-charge Abdul Latif Sheikh said that the families didn’t have any complaints or suspect foul play, and so they released the bodies for the last rites.