Child of Nepali origin drowns in Uttarakhand

Uttarkashi : A five-year-old boy of Nepali origin drowned after falling into Bhagirathi river today while returning from school in this district of Uttarakhand.

Shankar fell into the river near Dharasu bridge on his way back from school, Dharasu police station incharge Ravindra Yadav said.

Rescue teams are still scouring the river in search of the child’s body, he said.

In the course of the operation to locate Shankar, the police found the body of an unidentified woman, he said.