Kathmandu : A person has drowned in a pond in Deumai Municipality of Ilam.
The deceased has been identified as Khamba Singh Khatri, 79, of Deumai Municipality-3. Khatri, who left home last night, was found drowned in a pond this morning, said Ward Chairman Dawa Tamang.
Locals had informed Khatri’s family after seeing him drowning in a three foot deep pond constructed for irrigation near his house. A police team deployed from the Area Police Office, Mangalbare has completed the legal process and sent the body to Ilam Hospital for autopsy.
Police said that further investigation is underway into the incident.