Two kids drown in holy pond in Punjab

August 2nd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Amritsar, Aug 2 (IANS) Two children drowned in the holy pond of Gurudwara (Sikh shrine) Kaulsar in this Punjab city, police said Monday.
Sonu, 9, and Sanju, 11, had come to take a dip in the pond with a group of friends Sunday evening.

“Sonu slipped into the sarovar (holy pond) and to save him Sanju also jumped in. Both of them drowned,” Lakhbir Singh, investigating the case, told IANS.

“After a prolonged search operation, police divers have fished out the bodies, which were handed over to the family members,” he said.

Gurudwara Kaulsar is located adjacent to the holiest Sikh shrine Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, about 250 km from state capital Chandigarh.

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