Two school students meet watery grave in Kuakhai River


Bhubaneswar: Two missing high school students, who were retrieved by the Fire and ODRAF personnel from the Kuakhai River, were declared brought dead at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar today.

The deceased were identified as Jagamohan Sahu and Safiq Diggal, both students of Class-IX of Govt Boys’ High School, Unit-9 in Bhubaneswar. According to reports, the duo went missing while taking bath in the river along with four others.

On being informed the Fire Service and ODRAF teams reached the spot and retrieved Sathik. Though he was rushed to the hospital, doctors declared him brought dead.

Later, the rescue team fished out Jagamohan, who was also declared dead by the doctors at Capital Hospital.

In the meanwhile, the Fire and ODRAF personnel noticed a woman drowning in the river and rescued her. The rescued woman has been identified as Kanchana, a former Home Guard at Mancheswar Police Station. She was rushed to Capital Hospital immediately, said a source.

Police suspects that the woman might might have attempted suicide, but the reason behind such drastic step is yet to ascertained.

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