A 5-year-old boy drowned while taking bath in Kaliganga river in Manikganj today (May 27, 2022).

The deceased was identified as Rohan, son of Prabal Hossain of West Dashra village in the upazila, reports our Manikganj correspondent.

Talking to this correspondent, Zafar Iqbal, paternal uncle of the deceased, said Rohan was supposed to undergo “khatna” (circumcision) today.

As the family members were busy with the ceremony, the child along with his cousins went to take bath in the river beside their house.

Two children including Rohan drowned in the water as they don’t know how to swim, said Zafar.

On information, the family rushed to the spot and rescued a child alive, but Rohan went missing.

Being informed, a team of Manikganj Fire Service and Civil Defence carried on rescue operations after the incident for two hours but no avail.

Later, another team of fire service divers from Manikganj’s Shibaloy recovered Rohan’s stiff body and took him to Manikganj General Hospital where doctors on duty declared him dead.

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