Rayagada Assistant Collector dies under mysterious circumstances


Rayagada: Mystery shrouds over the death of Rayagada Assistant Collector who died on his way to the District Headquarters Hospital on Sunday morning.

The officer was identified as Siba Prasad Panigrahi. Panigrahi was serving as Rayagada Assistant Collector.

According to family sources, Panigrahi had consumed an excess dose of Chloroquine tablets in morning following which he felt uneasy.

Though he was immediately rushed to the hospital, where the doctors declared the officer dead.

Family members alleged that Panigrahi was under depression due to excessive work pressure. Unable to bear pressure, he took the extreme step, family members said.

Police are investigating the matter, sources said.

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