'Immersion' Tragedies In Odisha: Two Cousins Drown Dhenkanal, Youth Dies In Jajpur

09 October 2019

Himansu Mohapatra

Dhenkanal / Jajpur: Two cousins, a boy and a girl, died while taking bath in a pond at Itapa village under Kantabania police limits here on Wednesday.

They have been identified as Santosh Rout's son Satyaban and and Dusmanta Rout's daughter Jyotirmayee belonging to Itapa village in the district.

The mishap took place during the immersion ceremony after conclusion of Durga Puja in the village. Local police and fire services personnel rushed to the spot and retrieved the bodies from the pond. A pall of gloom descended on the village following the incident.

In another case, a student of Byasanagar college in Jajpur district lost his life during the immersion ceremony in Pahanga village. The deceased was identified as Debashish Jena.