NUR AFRUZUL ISLAM
Bilasipara: In two separate incidents, two school-going girls were found to have drowned in the swollen Brahmaputra in Dhubri’s Bilasipara area on July 19th, 2019.
Mamena Khatoon (11), daughter of Kader Ali, drowned in Mayachar area. On the other hand, Masuma Parvin (6) drowned in Tipkai river in Sadhubasha village in Mahamaya Tehsil in Dhubri district. She was the daughter of Amirul Islam.
The locals spotted the bodies and informed the other villagers and police who retrieved them. It is believed that the victims might have tried to swim in the rivers and drowned. The bodies will be sent for post-mortem.
The news of the deaths has cast a pall of gloom among the people of the Mayachar and Sadhubasha.
More details awaited.