C. Pradeep Kumar (16) reportedly drowned when he was swimming in an open well near Molasi in Namakkal district during the late hours of Thursday. Molasi police said he had come to his classmate Rahul’s house for the Pongal holidays and had gone with a few other boys of the locality for a swim in an open well near the house.

He was a native of Tirupur district and was studying Class XI in a private school in Mettupalayam, Coimbatore district.

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