Nabarangpur: A farmer met watery grave while cleaning up his body in a pond here in the district.
The deceased was identified as Jiteswar Jani (41), a resident of Boraguda village under Dabugaon police limits limits. The body was recovered today.
According to reports, Jiteswar had been to his farmland for paddy seedling yesterday. He fell into water while cleaning up his body in a pond after completing his work.
As he did not return to home since yesterday evening, the worried family members informed the police about missing of the farmer from farmland after they found paddy seedling tray near the pond.
The fire services personnel reached the spot today morning fished the body out of water.
Sources said that Jiteswar drowned after his legs slipped into the water.
The police recovered the body and filed an unnatural death case.