The deceased was slated to appear in this year’s SSC examination
A 20-year old youth drowned when a boat in which he and his five friends went for a joy ride capsized in a jheel in the capital's Sabujbagh area on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Zahidul Islam Fardin, son of Rafiqul Islam Babul of Golapbagh area in Dhaka.
Fardin was slated to take this year’s SSC examination.
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police outpost In-Charge Inspector Bachchu Mia said Fardin along with five friends, went for a boat trip in the jheel in Manikdia on Friday evening.
At one stage, the boat sank in the jheel.
All but Fardin, managed to swim ashore. Later, his friends fished out his body around 10pm with the help of the local people.
He was taken to DMCH where the doctors declared him dead on arrival, Inspector Bachchu Mia said.