Cuttack: A youth drowned in Mahanadi river at Mundali in Athagarh area in Cuttack district today.
The deceased was identified as Akshaya Kumar Singh, a resident of Choudhury Bazaar.
The mishap occurred today when the youth entered the river for bathing. He was swept away in the current.
Sources said the body has been fished out from the river. A pall of gloom descended on the locality.