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Teenager drowns in pond

A teenager drowned while bathing in a Barasat pond after a game of football on Sunday morning. The body floated up in the evening.

Abhishek Chakraborty, a student of Class IX in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School, was playing football with his friends since 10am on Sunday, said the boy’s relatives.According to residents of Hridaypur, Abhishek and five of the boys went to the pond near his Hridaypur home around 12.30pm.

“Initially, Abhishek stood on a bank watching the others but later he joined them in the pond. He must have slipped and fallen in the water,” said a witness.

“An unnatural death case has been lodged at Barasat police station,” said Supratim Sarkar, the superintendent of North 24-Parganas police.

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