Cuttack: Mystery shrouded the death of a man whose body was found floating in a pond in Badasamantapur village under in Choudwar police limits in Cuttack district on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Shyam Sundar Khatua of the same village.
As per the family members of Khatua he had been to his farmland located on the outskirts of the village in the afternoon yesterday when went missing. Despite a frantic search in and around the village, he remained untraceable.
Some locals spotted the body of the victim floating in a pond in the village this morning and fished out it with the help of police and fire services personnel.
While it is being suspected that the victim might have drowned to death while taking a bath the same will be confirmed after the completion of the autopsy, said police.