Berhampur, August 26 (LocalWire): The body of the girl, who had gone missing in river Rushikulya at Kanjiamma village under Hinjili police station limits on Sunday, was fished out by fire personnel from Giria today.
Local fishermen spotted the body and informed the police.
‘We fished out the body about five-km downstream from Kanjiamma, after the police informed us,’ said fire station officer, Hinjili, Laba Nayak.
The body was handed over to the police for further investigation, he said.
Police registered an unnatural death case and started investigation.
The deceased along with several others had gone to fetch water for Khudurukuni Puja. While collecting water, six girls had slipped into the river gorge.
While five of them were rescued, 17-year-old Sili Behera drowned.