Bhubaneswar: A villager reportedly drowned in a pond at Kantioput Sahi under Kamakhyanagar area in Dhenkanal district yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Pankaj Parida.
According to reports, Pankaj had gone missing after he went to take a bath in the village pond. Family members and villagers searched a lot but didn’t found him. However, his body was found floating in the pond this morning.
A pal of gloom has descended in the area after the sorrowful incident.