Puri, May 18:An un-slabbed drain has claimed a rickshaw puller’s life in Puri town.
The tragic accident took place in the Chandanpur area at late night on Tuesday.
The deceased is Geda Sahu, a native of a slum near Chandanpur.
Sources said, Geda was coming back home with his rickshaw. Meanwhile, he halted on his way to home for attending his nature’s call. Meanwhile, he fell into the deep and open drain and died inside it.
Locals informed police after they spotted the body today.
Kumbharapada police recovered the body, seized it and sent it for an autopsy.
Following the incident, the Executive Officer of the Puri Municipality has taken stock of the matter and assured slapping up the open drains before the Rath Yatra.