Khalikote, May 5: A youth drowned to death during idol immersion at Chilika lake under Khalikote police limits in Ganjam district today.
The deceased has been identified as Bibhuti Tarai. As per reports, a group of youths had been to the lake on a boat for immersion of Ram idol.
However, four of them went on missing after the boat lost its balance. Locals subsequently rescued three of the victim.
Fire personnel rushed to the spot and launched a search operation and later fished out the body. A pal of gloom descended over the area following the tragic mishap.