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Sursagar station in-charge Gautam Dotasara said that when the body was taken out, he was identified as Poonam Chand (8), son of Ramesh Bhil.
Four children of two refugee families from Pakistan drowned in a 50 feet deep stone mine filled with water in Kaliberi area of Jodhpur on Monday. police gave this information. However, their bodies were recovered on Tuesday afternoon. Police said two children each from both the families were among the dead, who were playing outside on Monday afternoon. District Magistrate Himanshu Gupta, who reached the hospital to console the parents of the children, said, “When they did not return till Monday evening, the family members started searching for them. There were some wedding programs in the locality. So when they could not find their children, they assumed that they must have gone to some wedding and would return by night.
When the family members could not find their children, they lodged a missing complaint with the police. But before the police could take any action, information was received that the body of a child was floating in the water in a stone quarry. Sursagar station in-charge Gautam Dotasara said that when the body was taken out, he was identified as Poonam Chand (8), son of Ramesh Bhil.
Soon, a team of divers was pressed into service assuming that three other missing children may have also drowned in the waters of the mine, police said. The apprehension proved to be true when three bodies were pulled out of the water one after the other. “They have been identified as Yuvraj (5), Tikam (12) and Gopal (8),” Dotasara said.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed grief over the incident. He tweeted, “The news of the death of 4 children of expatriates from Pakistan while taking a bath is unfortunate and painful. My condolences are with the family and their relatives. God give them strength.
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