Two schoolboys drowned in a pond in front of their mother and a college girl who tried to rescue them also died after getting stuck in the puddle near Minjur on Thursday.
The villagers who rushed to the spot could retrieve their bodies only. Kattur police sent the bodies to Ponneri GH for post-mortem. Police said the boys’ father Bhaskar works as a supervisor at a Tasmac shop.
Class 12 boy drowns near Red Hills
In a similar incident, a 17-year-old boy drowned in a well near Red Hills on Thursday. The deceased R Muralidharan of Pammadukulam, who was awaiting Class 12 results, had gone to the well to bathe with friends.