Mayurbhanj: A police home guard was killed in a road mishap at Jhinei village in Mayurbhanj on Tuesday night. The deceased home guard has been identified as Jamini Chandra Mahanta.
Jamini hails from Kakarkachia village Chnadua block in the district.
According to sources, Jamini was returning home after finishing his duty from Laxmiposi outpost at around 10 PM when the motorcycle he was riding skidded off the road at Jhinei village. Following this, he fell into a canal on the roadside.
However, some locals this morning found his body in the canal. They rescued Jamini and rushed him to Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada. Subsequently, doctors declared him brought dead.
A case no 55/19 was registered and a probe has been initiated.