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UP: Eight-year-old killed by crocodile in Bahraich

 A crocodile caught the boy while he was bathing in the pond and pulled him under the water. 

Reported by: IANS Bahraich Published on: May 08, 2022 18:19 IST
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The forest department officials launched a search operation immediately after they were informed about the incident.

Highlights

  • An eight-year-old boy was killed in a crocodile attack in a pond in UP's Bahraich district
  • The boy was taking a bath in the pond when the crocodile pulled him underwater
  • The remains of the deceased were recovered and sent for post-mortem.

An eight-year-old boy was killed in a crocodile attack in a pond in Bahraich, officials said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon and the remains of the body were recovered by divers on Sunday.

Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Akashdeep Badhawan said, "Virendra of Gud village under Motipur police station limits was attacked by a crocodile when he went to the pond with his sister."

While bathing, a crocodile caught him and pulled him under the water. His sister rushed back home and informed the family members. Soon, the forest department officials launched a search operation.

The remains of the deceased have been recovered and sent for post-mortem. The DFO said that the forest department will provide support to the family of the deceased. The forest department was trying to catch the crocodile from the pond and move it to a river.

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