Malkangiri: The body of Malkangiri Collector’s Personal Assistant (PA), who was missing since yesterday, has been recovered from Satiguda dam on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Debnarayan Panda.
According to sources, Panda had gone to the Collectorate office on Friday. Working for an hour, Panda went somewhere outside. Later, in the evening, after the family members could not contact Panda, they approached the local police station and lodged an FIR.
Based on the complaint, police had launched a search operation but Panda remained untraceable. However, his motorcycle and helmet were recovered from a bridge near Satiguda dam in the district.
On intimation, fire service department officials reached the spot and retrieved Panda’s body from the Satiguda dam.
While the exact cause behind the death of Panda is yet to be ascertained, a detailed investigation into the matter is underway, sources added.