Paradip: In an unfortunate incident, a 33-year-old man met watery grave in a pond at Biswali village under Kujanga block in Jagatsinghpur district today.
The deceased has been identified as Sunil Das, son of one Kailash Das of the same village.
Sources said Sunil went outside this morning to take bath in a nearby pond but did not return after that. After a while, when some villagers went to the same pond for bathing, they spotted Sunil’s body floating in the water and immediately raised an alarm. Later, he was declared dead at Community Health Centre (CHC) at Atharabanki.
It is suspected the as pond was filled with rain water, Sunil might have slipped into deep water while taking bath in the pond and later drowned .
On receiving information, Paradip Lock police reached the spot, sent the body for post-mortem and initiated an inquiry into the incident.