Jagatsinghpur, Oct 17: Holy dips during a post-death rituals in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district became fatal for two brothers on Tuesday.
The young brothers drowned in the Devi River at Baredia village in Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday during 10th day post death rituals of their relative.
The deceased have been identified as Rinku Pal and his brother Swadesh.
According to the locals, Satya Narayan Pal who was a BSF Jawan, of Baredia village had died in a road accident on October 8. His 10th day post death rituals were being performed today on the banks of Devi River wherein friends and relatives of the bereaved family were present.
As a part of rituals, Rinku, Swadesh and the relatives of Satyanarayan were taking holy baths in the river. Meanwhile the brother duo were swept away by the strong current and remained missing. They were immediately rescued by the people present on the spot and rushed to the Adaspur hospital. However, they were declared ‘received dead’ by the attending doctors.