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Karimnagar: A 16 year-old boy, Mahmood, drowned in a tank in Bijgir Sharif Dargah on Tuesday evening.
A corporator from Karimnagar town performed ‘Kandur’ at the dargah on Tuesday. Mahmood, who works in a kirana store in Karimnagar, was among the people who attended the function.
Mahmood and four of his friends then went to a tank at Laxminarsimha Swamy temple located on the hillocks near dargah for a swim. After attending Kandur, Mahmood along with four of his friends went to hillocks to have a swim in the temple tank in the evening. He drowned since he didn’t know swimming.
His friends informed the temple committee members as well as village sarpanch Rachapalli Sadaiah, who alerted the police. Though the cops searched for the body, they failed to retrieve it in the night.
Police again started search operations on Wednesday morning.
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