24 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: A 20-year-old engineering student died after drowning in Kuakhai river on Sunday. The mishap took place near Bankual on outskirts of the city today afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Mahendra Khatua of Mankarpur in Kendrapada district. Mahendra, along with three friends had gone to take a dip in the Kuakhai river today. While bathing the youth drowned.
A team of Odisha Fire Services retrieved his body from the water but he had succumbed. Mahendra was pursuing B Tech at a prestigious college in the Capital City. Local police have registered a case of unnatural death and sent the body for autopsy.