Jagatsinghpur, Mar 17: A youth has drowned in the Mahanadi at Posal ghat in Jagatsinghpur district on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Bibeka Das, son of Nrusingha Das and a native of Badajingal village.
Sources said Bibeka and four others were taking bath at the Posal ghat in the noon. Meanwhile, Bibeka was swept away by the strong current and he went missing in the water. However, he was rescued dead by the locals after a while.
Being informed, Krisnanandapur police outpost staff reached the spot and seized the body. Later, it was sent for an autopsy.