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Four picnickers bodies fished out by SDRF team in Jorhat

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Jorhat, Jan 27: Bodies of four picnickers were fished out from river Brahmaputra by SDRF team on Wednesday at Jorhat.

They were identified as Rajia Tikala(24), Sufian Chahun(9), Sahil Chanun(15) and Paban Rai(30).

Four picnickers, including two children, were drowned in river Brahmaputra at Baghmara, 15 km to the west of Jorhat town.

A team of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were engaged in search operation.

According to police, altogether 10 to 12 picnickers, all from Jorhat, boarded a country boat that capsized in river Brahmaputra after going a certain distance.

Police said the boatman and others saved themselves but the four including two minors went missing.

“We have found the bodies of four picnickers who were drowned on Tuesday. Our search operation is going on,” said an SDRF officer.

Meanwhile, Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

The probe will be conducted by the West Circle officer Uday Shankar Dutta who has been asked to submit the report within 15 days.


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