Three girls of same family found drowned in Jalna

Drowned

Jalna : Three girls of same family drowned on Sunday in Lahu river at a village in Badnapur tehsil here while they had gone for washing clothes, police said.

The incident took place today when the deceased, identified as Gazala Shaikh (19) and Suraiya Shaikh (13) and their cousin Saima Khan Pathan (14), had gone to the river for washing clothes at Kasturwadi village, Police said.

One of the girls accidentally fell in the river and was washed away into the deep waters. Her sisters promptly jumped in a bid to save her but they too drowned.

A case has been lodged in the Badnapur police station in connection with the incident.