A girl student of Model Degree College at Bamanda in Boudh district was critically injured after jumping into the Mahanadi River near Kiakata on Thursday. The victim was rescued and was rushed to the district headquarters hospital.
As per reports, the victim girl has been identified as a First Year Plus-III Arts student and a resident of Helei village under Kiakata police limits. She was returning home on her bicycle after college.
According to eyewitnesses, as she was crossing the bridge across the Mahandi, she stopped all of a sudden. Then, she put aside her bicycle, bag, and shoes before jumping into the river.
Some youths chanced to see her being swept afloat by river currents and managed to rescue her. Later, fire services personnel reached there and rushed her to the district headquarters hospital.
The reason behind her extreme step was not yet ascertained at the time of filing of this report.
Meanwhile, police seized her bicycle, bag, and shoes and started an investigation into the matter.