A school student who resided in Srinivasapuram, near the seashore drowned in the sea after he went for a swim on Monday. His body was washed ashore hours after he was found missing.
The boy was a Class 7 student of a school in San Thome.
Srinivasapuram is a densely populated colony that lies at one end of the Pattinapakkam area. Once home to local fisher folks it has now become home to hundreds of migrants to this city who live in small shacks and some very close to the shore.