9-year-old Bihan Chakma drowned while floating flowers in river Gomati on the occasion of Biju festival.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning in Chandrapara area under Korbook sub-division under Gomati district of Tripura.
The family members said that at seven o’clock in the morning Bihan went to float flowers for God in Gomati . Even after a long time passed, he did not returned home.
Later, the people of the house started searching. It is believed that 9-year-old Bihan drowned in the river.
Firefighters and police from the local police station rushed to the spot.
Search operation was started in the river to recover the body. Firefighters were able to recover the body of the drowned child after 9 hours.
The family of the deceased child broke down in tears. The whole area is under sad due to this pathetic incident.
Notably from Thursday three day long 49th statewide Biju festival begins in Tripura. Biju is the biggest festival of the Chakma community.