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Ara : Two persons drowned in Ara Collectorate Pond under Nawada police station, Ara, in Bhojpur District, on September 15, 2020, late evening. Police fished out the body of a woman while the body of a boy is yet to be found.

Police brought the body over to Ara Sadar Hospital for post-mortem and deployed a team of SDRF to search another body. The deceased was identified as Bavani Devi, 50, wife of Sribhagwan Ram. The missing boy  has been identified as her son Somaru Ram, 14.

SHO, Nawada police station, Sanjeev Kumar, said that Bavani Devi had tone to Ara Collectorate Pond in the late evening with her younger son to attend call of nature but she slept and fell into the pond. Seeing her drowning in the pond, her son raised an alarm. Hearing his cry, his elder brother Somaru Ram rushed to spot and jumped into the pond to rescue his mother but he along with his mother drowned in the pond. On September 16, 2020, a morning walker saw body of a woman floating in the pond and informed police. Nawada police rushed to the spot and fished out the body. Circle Officer, Barhara said that a team of SDRF has been requisitioned and the team is searching for Somaru Ram but in vain so far.