Student drowns in Muttur river
BY NAALIR JAMALDEEN
A 16-year-old student drowned while bathing in a river in Aalim Senai in Muttur. He was pronounced dead on admission to Muttur Base Hospital, hospital sources said yesterday (4). This incident had occurred around 3:00 p.m. on 3 May and the victim has been identified as Najeeb Atheef, a resident of Jinnah Nagar, Muttur. The victim had gone to bathe with his friends and was swept away by the water current.
He was rushed to Muttur Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The body was handed over to relatives around 7:00 p.m. after the coroner confirmed the cause of death. Following this incident, the Chairman of Muttur Pradeshiya Sabha requested that bathing should be prohibited in this location.