Mirchaya: A youth drowned while immersing the statue of goddess Durga in a local river.
The statue was installed for offering worship during the Dashain festival and there is the tradition of disposing of these statues of Hindu goddesses in rivers and ponds once the festival concludes.
The youth has been identified as 17-year-old Amar Saha of Ramnagar Mirchaiya-3. Saha drowned as he was trying to immerse the statue in the Kamala River , the Area Police Office, Mirchaiya stated. RSS