After the function got over, the children went to the nearby Erraguntacheruvu and waded deep into the water body. Soon, they struggled to stay afloat as none of them knew swimming. As they screamed and flailed for help, their teacher jumped into the water to rescue the kids, but he too was drowned. Eyewitnesses claimed all six were sucked into the water within minutes and could not be saved. The deceased were identified as Yahiya Shahed, 25, and five children – Sohel,12, Jafar,12, Mohammed Rehan,14, Syed Ismail,12, Ayan,10. Later, police informed parents of the 5 children and a police complaint was lodged.