Motihari : Two persons drowned to death while one person sustained injury in Motijheel located in Agarwa locality of Motihari, headquarters of East Champaran District in North Bihar, on October 28, 2019, after a small countryboat capsised in the in lake. Both the persons were cleaning the ghat filled with garbage for Chhath festival which is six days away.
The locals fished out two persons after turning the boat upside and rushed them to Motihari Sadar Hospital where the doctor declared them dead. SHO, Town police station, Abhay Kumar, said that the deceased were identified as Kishan Gupta, 35, and Ramesh Sahni, 32, both residents of Agarawa locality of Motihari Town.
Hundreds of people of Agarawa locality, who had assembled at Sadar Hospital, alleged that no doctor was available at the hospital and no medical aid was provided to them in time. The mob ransacked the hospital and pelted the hospital employees with stones though the situation was brought under control by police.
The East Champaran District Administration and Nagar Parishad have started cleaning all 14 ghats of Motijheel, which divides the town into two parts . Most of the ghats still have heaps of silt, mud and garbage because of heavy rains few weeks back.