Cassian Baliarsingh

Mystery shrouds the death of a Russian tourist, who reportedly died after falling off from the terrace of a hotel room, in Odisha’s Rayagada. The deceased has been identified as Pabel Anthem. 

This is the second death reported in just two days after another Russian tourist, Vladimir Videnov, was found dead in the same hotel. 

Police is yet to ascertain if Pabel Anthem fell off the terrace of the hotel room or jumped off and ended his life. The cops are also looking into other angles in the mysterious death. 

According to sources, four Russian nationals had come to Odisha for vacation. They first travelled to Daringbadi and other parts in Kandhamal district. Later, they travelled to Rayagada and were staying at Sai International Hotel in the town.

Two days back, 62-year-old tourist Vladimir Videnov became sick due to alleged excess drinking. He was rushed to Rayagada district headquarters hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. 

Meanwhile, the two other tourists have been asked to stay back and coordinate with the police probe.

As part of the probe, Rayagada town police visited the hotel and investigation is underway to determine the circumstances under which both tourists died.