A young man was drowned yesterday while taking bath in the river Padma in Boronoupara area under Louhajang upazila of the district. The victim was identified as Tajul Islam, 17, son of Nazir Sheikh under the upazila. Sources said, Tajul jumped into the river from a sand laden boat and went missing. His fellows rescued him after about half an hour of the incident. They rushed him to a local hospital where on duty doctors declared him dead.