A child named Mahmudullah died after bathing in Mahananda river in Chapainawabganj. Another child named Sifat is missing in this incident. They are both cousins.
The deceased Mahmudullah is the son of Abdur Razzak of Kazipara village of Islampur Union of Sadar Upazila and the 3rd class student of Kazipara Government Primary School and the son of the missing child Sifat Hanif and Shaheed Md. 8th class student of Jamshed Ali High School. Abdul Barik, the deceased’s uncle, said that Mahmudullah and Sifat went to the river to bathe at Rajarampur Malopara Ghat around 12 noon on Tuesday. At this time, Mahmudullah first drowned in the river water. Seeing this, Sifat tried to rescue him. At this time both of them fell into the river. Pedestrians realized the matter and tried to save it. Later, Mahmudullah’s body was recovered from the same place around 4 pm, but Sifat is still missing. Meanwhile, a diving team came from Rajshahi in the evening and is working to recover the body with the help of fire service.
Islampur UP Chairman Jasim Uddin said that the body of child Mahmudullah was recovered and handed over to the family. The diving team is working to recover Sifat’s body.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chapainawabganj Sadar Model Police Station. Sajjad Hossain said that locals are working with the help of fire service to recover the body of missing child Sifat. Mahmudullah’s body was handed over as there was no complaint from the family.