Chandpur: Two minor cousins drowned in a pond in Purbo Kalchho village under Kachua upazila of Chandpur on Saturday, said police.
The deceased were identified as one-and-a-half-year-old Abu Sayeed, son of Yeasin Talukdar, and his paternal cousin Abrar Hossain, 2, son of Mahin Talukdar, hailing from Talukdar Bari of the Kalchho village.
Locals said the children fell into the water body in the absence of family’ members when they were playing on the bank of the pond in the morning.
At one stage of a frantic search that followed the discovery that they were missing, the bodies of the children were found floating in the pond. They were taken to Kachua Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared them dead on arrival.
Confirming the matter, Kachua police station’s Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mizanur Rahman said an unnat-ural death case will be lodged in this connection.