5 December 2022

Haridwar: Three pilgrims, including a 10 – year – old boy, who had gone to attend the Urs festival at Piran Kali year in Haridwar, drowned while taking bath in a seasonal river on Sunday at Bawandara gate.

There was a rush as many pilgrims were taking baths in pond-like structures created in the river due to the rainfall. Suddenly, Anas slipped and drowned in the deep water. Rajni and Khursheed also drowned while trying to save the boy.

bathing at Piran Kaliyar
bathing at Piran Kaliyar

SHO Kaliyar Manohar Bhandari ” The three bodies have been recovered and sent for autopsy. Though we placed a caution board and blocked the site, the pilgrims did not pay heed. ” The victims have been identified as Khurshid, a resident of Amroha, and Rajni and Anas ( 10 ), both residents of Aligarh.

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