12 November 2019
Jeypore: Blind craze for selfies has resulted in a youth getting drowned in Kolab River near Gupteshwar temple here on Monday.
The youth has been identified as Ritik Achari of Baipariguda. He is reported to be a +3 student and was on a visit to Gupteshwar temple with his group of friends. In the videos available with OMMCOM NEWS, we can see the group frolicking around the perilous hilly terrain.
Somewhere around this time, Ritik slipped into the swirling waters of Kolab river. Upon getting informed, Fire Service officials and the ODRAF team arrived at the spot and initiated a search and rescue operation for Ritik.
As per the latest reports, they have not been able to find Ritik.