Jaipur: Five people drowned in a ditch filled with rainwater during the immersion of a Goddess Durga idol in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district on Wednesday. The incident occurred in Nandla village under Nasirabad Sadar police station where the youths had gone to immerse the idol.Also Read – VIDEO: CM Mamata Banerjee Shakes A Leg With Artists During Durga Puja Carnival | WATCH
“They thought it was a shallow ditch and went down. But the ditch was deep and they all drowned,” Station House Officer Hemraj said. Also Read – Durga Puja Pandal In Kolkata Reminds Of Doordarshan Days With Its Innovative Set Up, See Photos Here
The police identified the deceased as Pawan Raigar (35), Gajendra Raigar (28), Rahul Meghwal (24), Lucky Bairwa (21) and Rahul Raigar (20). Also Read – Rain Likely To Dampen Festive Spirit In Bengal, IMD Predicts Heavy Rains For HP, UP, U'khand From Oct 5
The bodies were shifted to the mortuary of a nearby hospital for a postmortem.
The Durga Puja festivital was celebrated across the country for nine days with final three days being the peak of the festival. The curtains were brought down yesterday, on Durga Navami, when the idol of the Goddess is immersed in water.