Man drowns while bathing in pond in Raj

Kota: A 20-year-old man drowned while bathing in a pond in Gindor village of Jhalawar district today, police said.

Durga Lal Bheel, a daily wage labourer and a resident of Asnawar village, had gone to attend the cremation of his neighbour. While returning, he, along with other persons who attended the funeral, were taking a bath at the pond, Heera Lal, circle in-charge of Jhalrapatan Police Station, said.

According to an eyewitness, Bheel took a dive into the pond from a height but did not come out. The body was fished out with the help of locals, the official said.

The body has been handed over to his family members after post-mortem and investigation into the incident is underway, he said.