School boys drown

Special Correspondent

TAMBARAM: Two seven-year-old boys drowned at the Sithalapakkam Lake near Tambaram on Tuesday.

Both the victims were II Standard students at a government primary school in Sithalapakkam and were reported to have skipped classes after lunch, the Pallikaranai police said.

G. Naveen Kumar and R. Gowtham, the victims, were residents of Sithalapakkam.

They were reported missing from the school campus after lunch time and teachers alerted the local residents and members of parent-teachers association. Groups of people made a frantic search in different directions.

Later in the evening, some of them noticed the bodies of the boys floating in the lake.

The residents pulled out the bodies and took them to their respective houses.

The police said cases would be registered and postmortem conducted at Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital .