ITANAGAR, Sept 26 - In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old schoolboy drowned in the Pare river on Tuesday after he was swept away by a flash flood.
Sources said that the incident occurred when the Class IX student, Kara Gungte, son of Kara Tata of Yapso village under Lebia Panchayat, Sagalee in Papum Pare district, had gone to the river for fishing.
His body was fished out by NDRF personnel today, NDRF Deputy Commandant PN Singh said.
On being alerted by villagers, Singh said the 12 Bn NDRF stationed at Doimukh constituted two teams and accordingly, one team led by Assistant Commandant Sanjay Prasad Sharma rushed to the incident site at Sagalee and started a search operation this morning. The other team led by Inspector Inder Singh was deputed at Doimukh bridge on the downstream of the Pare river. The team deployed at Yapso Lebia village, after covering a distance of 1 km, found a body and retrieved it, which was later identified to be that of Kara Gungte. The NDRF team later handed over the body to the local police.