Trying to save a goat cost four people their lives in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar in India on Sunday. The four died while trying saving a goat from drowning in an open well. The bodies of the four men and the goat were recovered by police several hours later.
According to police sources, a goat belonging Yogendra Chowdhary (55) climbed on the railing of the open well and somehow fell inside. Yogendra, an employee of Sabour Agricultural University, rushed to save his goat but felt dizzy after going into the well and raised the alarm.
His son Deepak tried to help but he lost consciousness after getting into the well.
Soon several people gathered at the well and Yogendra's second son Sanjay and a daily wage earner Sushil Paswan tried to help but it was in vain. They all drowned.
Police officers and fire-fighters rushed to the spot and it took them several hours to recover the bodies.
The police are investigating whether any poisonous gas had settled inside the well due to illegal manufacture of country liquor. The bodies have been sent for post mortem.