Four bodies found from Kurukshetra ponds after mass holy dip

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Kurukshetra, Aug 2 (UNI) Four dead bodies, two from Brahamsarovar and two from the Sannihit sarovar, were recovered today, a day after lakhs of pilgrims took a holy dip in the two holy ponds on the occasion of solar eclipse yesterday.

Meanwhile, six old men, attired as ascetics, died in the solar eclipse mela yesterday while one woman died of cardiac arrest.

The sadhus had a natural death, police said.

Of the four bodies taken out of the ponds, three have been identified by the families who had lodged ''missing'' complaint with the local police after the holy dip.

However, one dead body of about 25-year-old man, with 'JM' tattooed on his hand, was yet to be identified, police said.

Two dead bodies, spotted floating in the Brahamsarovar this afternoon, were fished out by the divers of the Kurukshetra Development Board, police said.

They were later identified as those of Tarun, 23, of Karnal and Rati Ram, 50, of Alladdinpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Later, two dead bodies were also taken out of the Sannihit Sarovar in the deep water beyond the railing.

One of the dead man was identified as Kartar Singh, 18, of Singhpura in Punjab while the other body was lying in the mortuary for identification, police said.

These persons had apparently jumped into the 17-feet deep waters of the sarovars during the solar eclipse mass bathing yesterday.

The bodies were handed over to the relatives after post mortem, police said.

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