A schoolboy drowned in a pond in the city’s Demra area on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Asif Hasan Pranta, 17, son of Md Shahjahan Gazi of Sadar upazila in Patuakhali district. He was a Class-X student of Mannan High School in the locality.
Victim’s uncle Monir Hossain said Pranta along with some of his friends went to take a bath in the pond of Kenapara around 11am. He drowned while taking the bath.
Locals rescued him and took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced Pranta dead, said Inspector Bachchu Mia of the hospital police camp. unb