Four boys, between the ages 5 and 12, drowned in a pond in Rajasthan's Karauli district on Friday, the police said on Saturday.
The incident happened in the district's Sankdi village on Friday evening, they added.
"The children had taken cattle to a pasture in the evening and started bathing in the pond. The cattle returned but the boys went missing," a police officer said.
"Their bodies were fished out from the pond in the night and handed over to family members after autopsy on Saturday," he said.
Recently on May 22, three children, including two brothers, drowned in a small dam in village Belwa Ranaji in Balesar. “That the water was not so deep, they seem to have got stuck in a pit in the dam,” police had said.