Youth gets drowned in picnic

Keonjhar: A youth got drowned in a waterfall near here today while on a picnic along with his friends from Bhubaneswar, police said. The victim, identified as Subhojit Sarthak (25) who worked in a private company in Bhubaneswar, was taking a bath at the fall when he was pushed deep into water.

Sarthak was pulled out of the water by his friends who tried to save him and took him to a hospital here where doctors declared him dead, police said. The deceased had gone to the picnic spot along with five friends, they said adding the body was sent for post-mortem. Local residents said mishaps were taking place at the waterfall as there was no barricade to ensure safety of tourists bathing there.