Local people gathered at the spot
– Photo: Amar Ujala
After taking bath in the river, five girls drowned in Son river while trying to take selfies. Even after several hours no one could be recovered. Due to darkness, none of them have been found yet. The incident took place in Chandi Bahiyara village of Chandi police station area of Bhojpur district. Three of the missing girls in Sonanadi, including two real sisters, belong to the same family. The remaining two girls are also relatives.
Girls were taking selfies while bathing
Eyewitnesses say that all the girls were taking selfies together after bathing. Then one of them slipped and started falling. Villagers told that seeing him falling into the pit created by illegal sand mining, another girl rushed to save him. In this way, while trying to save each other, all five girls fell into deep water and started flowing in the strong current of the river. Seeing them being swept away in the strong current of the river, the priests and women present there started screaming, but before anyone could do anything, all five girls were swept away in the strong current of the river. The missing girls were identified as Poonam (16) and Suman (15), two daughters of Chandi resident Chittaranjan Verma, his brother Devendra Verma’s daughter Anjali (18), Anita (21) and Dashrath Yadav’s daughter Nisha (16). Is.
There were three girls from one family and two girls from another family.
Among those who were swept away in the strong current of the river are three girls from the same family and two from another family, one of whom was married last year. The incident took place at five in the evening. The ghat where the incident took place is far away from the populated area, hence by the time people could reach for help, all five girls were swept away in the strong current of the river. Family members told that all the girls had gone to take bath in Son river with the devotees on Jitiya festival.
could not be found till late evening
Regarding the incident, Chandi police station incharge Saurabh Kumar says that with the help of local divers, the drowned girls were searched, but without success. The search had to be stopped due to darkness. The police station chief said that information about the incident has been given to senior officials. The next morning, with the help of local divers and SDRF, the girls missing in the river will be searched.