Teenaged boy drowns during Durga idol immersionSeptember 28th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Durga Puja festivities for a family in northwest Delhi came to a tragic end Monday when their 17-year-old boy drowned while immersing an idol of Goddess Durga.
The victim, identified as Arvind, was a resident of Nangloi.
The boy was immersing the idol in the Yamuna river in Timarpur when he drowned.
“We received a frantic call at 1.05 p.m. that the boy had drowned at the immersion site. His body was retrieved at around 4 p.m.,” a police officer told IANS.
The official added that the boy’s father had asked that the postmortem not be held and the body had been handed over to the family.