THOUBAL: In an unfortunate incident, a 7-year old was fished out after he drowned accidentally in the Thoubal River situated at Yairipok Malom Jaliyangbi area Under Yairipok Police Station on Friday. He was declared brought dead when taken to a nearby PHC..
The deceased has been identified as Md. Almas, son of Md. Ramujuddin of Yairipok Malom Jaliyangbi. The ill fated incident is said to have happened at around 10:30 am.
According to Police sources, the boy was fished out after thorough search made by the local people and was taken to PHC, Khoirom for medical treatment. However, when they reached the PHC, he was declared brought dead by the Medical Officer, police said.
Surprisingly, despite total lockdown due to COVID-19, a large crowd was seen swarming the area to watch the search event. While some wore fact masks, there was hardly any social distancing. The irony is that COVID-19 in the district are rising at an alarming rate.