28 December 2019
Malkangiri: Local police and Fire Service personnel today fished out the body of Debnarayan Panda, personal assistant (PA) to Malkangiri Collector from the Satiguda dam here.
As per reports, Panda, who had come to his home during lunch-break yesterday and had left for his office around 1 PM never returned home.
As Panda did not return home till late in the evening, his family members reported his going missing at the Malkangiri police station here, reports added.
Panda's motorcycle, his helmet, and a Pendrive were recovered from near the spillway approach of Satiguda dam today.
Later, after a frantic search by the police and personnel of the Fire Service, Panda's body was recovered from the dam.
While police have seized Panda's motorcycle, helmet, and Pendrive, his body has been sent to the District Headquarters Hospital here for post-mortem, reports said.
Local sources revealed that police on the basis of prima-facie evidence suspects it to be a case of suicide.
Panda is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, reports further added.