The deceased has been identified as Upendra Bhoi (32), a resident of Chiteiguda GP’s Jamunabahal village under Junagarh block.
According to information, Upendra had gone to Dasigaon village to bring his cousin to his house on the occasion of Nuakhai Festival. During his short stay there, he had gone to take bath in a canal. However, he was washed away in the water current. Though villagers searched a lot, he could not be traced.
Fire services personnel found and fish out his body today. A pall of gloom has descended in the area following the sorrowful incident.