Bhadrak: A pall of gloom descended on Santarapur village under Tihidi block of the district today following the death of two minor boys who died after drowning in the village pond.
The deceased have been identified as Swagat Mallick, son of Ganesh Mallick, and Samarjeet Mallick, son of Sanjeev Mallick.
Sources said that the minors slipped into deep waters and drowned while playing on the bank of the pond.
Locals rescued them and rushed to Tihidi Community Health Centre immediately, however, doctors declared them received dead.
Meanwhile, police have started an investigation into the matter.