Balianta, Mar 14: A minor drowned while bathing in the Kuakhai River near Tankapani bridge under Lingaraj police limits on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar today. This is the second such incident during the last two days.
The deceased has been identified as Nikhil Kumar Jena, a resident of Rameswarpatna.
According to the locals, Nikhil had gone to take bath in the river with his father and brother this afternoon. While their father had gone to attend natures call both the siblings went a little deep inside the river and later swept away. The father rushed to the river and rescued them but by that time Nikhil has died.
On being informed, the police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.