Hyderabad: A 12-year-old boy was found dead in Pedda Cheruvu, a pond at Raghavendranagar in Nacharam here on Thursday morning. He is suspected to have accidentally drowned, police said.
The victim was identified as N Yashwanth, a Class six student of St Andrew’s Grammar High School, Chilkanagar in Uppal. Yashwanth left his house on Wednesday around 5 pm saying he was going out to play with his friends but did not return even till late in the night.
According to the Nacharam police, Yashwanth’s family searched for him and on not finding him, lodged a complaint with the Uppal police late at night. A missing case was booked and an investigation was on when the body was found floating in the Pedda Cheruvu on Thursday around 10 am. The Nacharam police along with the boy’s family identified him. They suspect Yashwanth came to the water body to swim and drowned accidentally.
“It is suspected that he came here alone to play or swim when he drowned in the pond,” police said. The body was retrieved with the help of expert swimmers and shifted to the Gandhi Hospital morgue. It was later handed over to the family after autopsy.