A Dhaka University student drowned in the pond of university's Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall this afternoon. Polash Ahmed, 22, hailed from Jamalpur, was a third-year student of university's anthropology department.
Polash had gone missing when he went to have bath along with fellow students after playing on the hall playground around 12:30pm, said the deceased's friends.
Soon after learning about his disappearance, students of the dormitories gathered around the pond and started searching.
After15 minutes of searching, the students found Polash unconscious and took him to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where on duty doctor declared Polash dead around 2 pm, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, Officer-in-charge (OC) of DMCH Police outpost.