Janakpurdham, July 26
Two children have been found dead in a pond in Ishwarpur municipality of Sarlahi in Province 2 on Saturday.
The deceased have been identified as Anjali Kumari Mahato (13) and Aarati Kumari Mahato (10), residents of Harkathawa, Ishwarpur-14 of the district. The daughters of Ramprit Mahato and Aananda Mahato respectively had gone to graze their goats on Saturday morning. After they did not return home till late in the evening, the families had launched a search.
Later, the duo were found dead inside a new pool constructed by Prakash Mahato, a local, informs Madan Kunwar, the District Police Office spokesperson. The locals have suspected a foul play as their slippers and clothes were kept on the edge of the pond.
The bodies have been taken to the District Hospital in Malangawa for an examination. Police are also looking into the case.