Rashmi Ranjan

In a tragic incident, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan died after his bike collided head-on with a bus at Baradabili under Dharakote police limits in Ganjam district on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Jitendra Kumar Padhi (25) of Kusharaba village.

According to sources, Jitendra was posted in Punjab for the last two years. He had come to his village on leave on July 6.

The mishap took place when he was coming to his village from Sorada on his bike. The bike collided head-on with a private bus named Sai Krishna which was coming from Aska, sources informed.

Jitendra sustained grievous injuries in the collision and died on the spot, sources informed.

On being informed about the incident, the police rushed to the spot and seized the bus. The driver of the bus has also been detained.

Meanwhile, a reel of the deceased, shot moments before his death, has surfaced on the internet.

In the reel, the jawan can be seen making videos while riding the bike. 

On the other hand, a pall of gloom has descended on the deceased jawan’s village over his tragic death. It is learnt that the last rites of the BSF jawan will be conducted with full state honour.