Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday recovered the body of a man who had been missing after jumping into Kathajodi River here on October 9.
The deceased, Debabrata Mahapatra, had jumped into the river to commit suicide after an alleged altercation with his wife. He was a resident of Karanja village near Niali.
Cuttack SP Radha Binod Panigrahi said Debabrata’s body was recovered from Devi River at Rahamba near Gobindpur.
According to reports, Debabrata had a tiff with his wife over some issue when they were on their way to Bhubaneswar on a motorcycle with their child. Suddenly, he stopped the motorcycle on the bridge and jumped into the river.
“The wife carrying the child also tried to jump into the river, but I ran and stopped her from doing so,” an eyewitness told the media.
Later, Sadar police and an ODRAF team rushed to the spot and began a search operation. Scuba divers were also engaged in the four-day-long search operation.