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Rajasthan: Out to Chase Away Cattle From Farm at Night, 16-year-old Girl Falls Into Well and Drowns

Police have registered a case of unnatural death. (Image for representation: News18)

Police have registered a case of unnatural death. (Image for representation: News18)

Village residents reached the spot and pulled the girl out of the well around 3 am, but she had died.

A 16-year-old girl drowned after she accidentally fell into a well in her field at Rajasthan’s Bundi district where she was driving away a cattle herd, police said on Thursday. The deceased girl was identified as Asha Chopdar, a resident of Maleda village under Karwar police station of the district.

Asha lived in a house in her agricultural field. According to family members, she came out into the field to chase away the cattle herd around midnight on Thursday, SHO at Karwar police station Mukesh Yadav said, adding that she tripped into the well and drowned.

Hearing the sound of someone falling into the well, her sister came out of the house to see what happened. The villagers reached the spot and pulled the girl out of the well around 3 am, she had died, according to the SHO.

The police lodged a case of unnatural death under Section 174 of Code of Criminal Procedure based on a complaint by her family members and the body was handed over to them after a post-mortem on Thursday morning, the SHO said. A probe is underway.

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first published:September 30, 2021, 18:59 IST