TUMKUR: Three boys drowned in the village pond at Khasimsab Nagar in Tumkur district on Wednesday. The police gave their names as Mohamed Ali (15), Sabhahit (15) and Zillana (10). The police said the boys had accompanied their mothers to the pond, which was recently built under the Central Government's MGREGA. They are said to have ventured into the pond to learn swimming. The police recovered the three bodies by evening.