In a tragic incident, four boys have met a watery grave in Thummal Cheruvu tank at Boda Thanda near Shanigapuram village in Mahabubabad mandal in the district on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Islavath Lokesh (13), Islavath Rakesh ( 9), sons of Chandu, Boda Dinesh (12), son of Lal Singh and Boda Jangan (10), son of Hari. All the deceased were close relatives, and parents of the victims are farmers.
The bodies were retrieved and shifted to Mahabubabad district hospital for postmortem. It is said that the boys went for a swim in the tank. Locals suspect that the boys had drowned in the tanks as they did not know the depth of the water. It is also said that there were deep trenches in the tank that were dug up during the renovation of the tank under Mission Kakatiya.
The Mahabubabad Rural police have registered a case and are investigating.