Shivpuri: Three school boys on Wednesday drowned in Anand Sagar pond in Karera town in the district when they had gone to take a bath, police said.
The boys, all above 16-years of age were studying in a private school in Karera and they bunked school to take a bath in the pond, they said.
While bathing, one of them identified as Kapil Dube went into deep waters and got trapped there. He raised an alarm and then in order to save their friend, both Amitabh Sharma and Anuj Tiwari also jumped towards him and in the process all three of them drowned, Karera's Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) CBS Raghuwanshi said.
Anuj's school bag was found in the vicinity of the pond, the officer said.
An eyewitness saw them drowning following which he raised an alarm and informed police. Later, police reached the spot and their bodies were fished out from the water body and sent for autopsy, the SDOP said, adding investigations are underway.