Rayagada Asst Collector dies under mysterious circumstances

Rayagada: The Assistant Collector of Rayagada District died under mysterious circumstances today. The deceased has been identified as Siba Prasad Panigrahi.

Though the exact reason is still unclear, it is suspected that Panigrahi committed suicide by consuming excess dosage of Chloroquine tablets.

As per reports, the family members of Panigrahi rushed him to the district headquarters hospital after rescuing him in a critical condition.

“As per the attending doctors, the patient was admitted in a critical condition with an increased heartbeat and problems in respiration. The exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained,” said, CDMO, Sibaprasad Padhi.

On the other hand, his relatives claim that Panigrahi was stressed due to workload and might have committed suicide by consuming Choloroquine tablets.

” Prior to his death, he was mentally disturbed for the past few days. He had also mentioned about harassment by some senior officers for which he might have taken the extreme step, said, his nephew, Krushna Chandra Panigrahi.