Adilabad: In a tragic incident, two shepherds, aged below 15, drowned in an irrigation tank when they ventured to swim in it at Tivitipalli village in Boath mandal on Wednesday. Bodies were fished out and handed over to family members of the victims.
Boath sub-inspector B Srinivas said the deceased Dharmendra Jadav (14) and Harikrishna Jadav (13), shepherds from Tivitipalli. Another boy who was along the two did not enter the tank and informed their family members about the incident.
Dharmendra and Harikrishna met watery grave when they bid to take a dip in the waters of irrigation tank for fun though they were not familiar with swimming. Their colleague noticed this and alerted their parents. Cops rushed to the spot and brought out the bodies by deploying divers. Two families were devastated following the incident.
Based on a complaint from father of Dharmendra, a case of suspicious death was registered. Investigations are on.