Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (LocalWire): The body of a man who allegedly jumped into the river last week in front of his wife and child was found today.
The body of Debabrata Mohapatra, an employee of a steel mill in Jajpur district, was retrieved today from the Devi riverbed near Rahama in Jagatsinghpur district.
Mohapatra, who was riding a motorcycle with his wife and child riding pillion, had suddenly stopped at Kathjodi river bridge near Cuttack city and jumped into the river on 9 October.
The body was identified from the driving license retrieved from his trousers, police said.
What drove Mohapatra to take the extreme step is being investigated and is also being looked into whether he had a history of mental illness, police said.