Balangir, Mar 30: In a tragic mishap, a junior clerk of Balangir Civil Court drowned while bathing in a pond in Sahajbahal in Balangir district following Holi celebrations.
The deceased has been identified as Sameer Pradhan.
According to reports, Sameer had gone to take bath in the pond near his village when he lost balance and slipped into deep water. Soon the local residents rescued him and rushed him to a nearby hospital. However, the doctors at the hospital declared him dead.
On being informed, the local police reached the hospital and seized the body post-mortem.