Body Of Missing Agriculture Officer Found From River In Odisha’s Sonepur district

Sonepur: Three days after the agriculture officer of a bank went missing, his body was recovered from Anga river at Julunda in Odisha’s Sonepur district on Saturday.

The agriculture officer of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) at Barpali in Bargarh district, Dibyaranjan Mishra, had gone missing on Wednesday. He had last called his family in the evening on the same day and said he was returning home at Barpali after field duty in Binka.

When he did not reach home on Thursday, his family members filed a missing complaint at Dunguripalli police station. The police registered a case and launched a search operation along with Fire personnel.

His bike and helmet were found on the bridge over Anga river at Cherupali, near Dunguripalli on National Highway 26. A person from Bargarh had also reportedly informed Dunguripalli police that he had seen Dibyaranjan jumping from the bridge on Wednesday night.

Following this, the Fire personnel started a search operation at Pahandi ghat of the river on Friday. As many as 24 personnel of four teams were engaged in the operation.

Almost 24 hours after search, Fire personnel found the body of Dibyaranjan on the banks of Anaga at Julunda. The agriculture officer belonged to Santipada in Balangir district.

While the police have sent the body for post-mortem, the cause of his death has not been ascertained. They are investigating the case from all possible angles.

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