Filled with muck and puja debris, Chitrakoot's heavily polluted Mandakini River is also drying up

Jun, 12 2018 IST

‘She who flows calmly’ — that might be the meaning of the beautiful-sounding name Mandakini, but the Mandakini river in Chitrakoot – filled with muck, filth, puja debris, and even a corpse or two, as we learnt last weekend when the body of a 10-year-old girl was fetched out of it – would, we reckon, be flowing anything but calmly.