Pipili: In a freak mishap, a youth fell into a canal yesterday night in Puri district of Odisha when he was on his way to home. He was later found dead. The incident took place at Alauta village under Delang block in Puri district.
The deceased has been identified as Suvendu Patnaik of the village.
As per reports, Patnaik was working in a private company. The incident occurred when he was returning home late in the night on Sunday night by his cycle. Due to darkness, he fell into a canal near Delang mines.
The incident came to the fore after locals spotted the body today morning. On being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body and sent for post-mortem.
A case of unnatural death has been registered in this connection and further investigation of the case is underway.