Konark, Nov 7: In a tragic mishap, an engineering student reportedly drowned in the Kushabhadra River at Baniasahi under Gop police limits in Puri district on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Biswabhabani Das (Bapi) of Delta Colony in Bhubaneswar’s Unit-VIII.
According to sources, Bapi, who had visited his friend’s place in the area, was taking bath in the river with his friends when he slipped into the deep water.
Soon, the locals alerted the Nimapara fire personnel and launched a rescue operation for houses. He (Bapi) was fished out later.
A pal of gloom descended in the area following the incident.