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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

7-yr-old girl drowns in Kharar pond

Mohali, November 17

A seven-year-old girl lost her life after falling in a pond at Hassanpur village in Kharar subdivision of the district.

The victim, Harman Kaur, daughter of Ravinder Singh, a soldier in Indian Army posted near Baramula, was learning to ride a bicycle. In the process, she lost control and fell into the pond. The incident took place around 3.15 pm. A college girl from the village saw her and shouted for help. Responding to the call, villagers rushed to the spot.

On getting information around 3.35 pm, cops and officials of the local administration also went to the spot.

Swimmers from Morinda and nearby villages were called to the spot. Around 5 pm, swimmers recovered the girl from the pond and rushed her to the Civil Hospital where she was declared dead.

Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh had announced Rs2 lakh as ex gratia for the victim's family.

Harman's mother is a homemaker. She has a brother and a sister. — TNS

from The Tribune

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