Cuttack: A youth drowned in the Mahanadi river while taking bath after Holi celebrations here this afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Swain of Kushapangi village in Cuttack district.
According to reports, Rajesh went to Banki Kalikaprasad ghat of Mahanadi to take bath after playing colour. However, he slipped into the water due to carelessness and drowned.
Banki Police reached the spot and was trying to fish out the body of the deceased from the water.