Cuttack: A day after the tragic boat mishap in Mahanadi at Mundali, the body of the missing ODRAF jawan Sitaram Murmu was recovered on Saturday.
Three teams of ODRAF engaged in the search operation spotted the body at Kakhadi Mahalapada Gumei Sahi in Athagarh block today afternoon. The team had launched the search operation last night and had spread out in the vicinity of Mundali Barrage and Naraj area of the river in search of Sitaram.
After several hours of search the body of Sitaram was recovered.
On the other hand, cameraman Pravat Sinha is undergoing treatment in the ICU of Medicine ward of SCB Medical College and Hospital, here.
Meanwhile, BJP national vice-president Baijayanta Panda expressed condolences and tweeted:
ଗତକଲି ଓଡ୍ରାଫ ବୋଟ ଦୁର୍ଘଟଣାରେ ଓଡ୍ରାଫ ଯବାନ ସୀତାରାମ ମୁର୍ମୁଙ୍କ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ହୋଇଥିବା ଖବର ଜାଣିବାକୁ ପାଇ @PandaJay ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଦୁଃଖ ପ୍ରକାଶ କରିଛନ୍ତି। ଭଗବାନ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ସାହସ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରନ୍ତୁ ବୋଲି ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା କରି ଶ୍ରୀଯୁକ୍ତ ପଣ୍ଡା ଗଭୀର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଇଛନ୍ତି। ଓଁ ଶାନ୍ତି 🙏#Odisha
— Baijayant Panda Odia (@Panda_Odia) September 25, 2021