Keonjhar, Dec 16 (LocalWire): A 20-year-old engineering student drowned in river Baitarani while taking selfie on Sunday, said police.
The incident took place near Anandpur barrage around 70 km from here.
The victim hasbeen identifiedasBailochan Samal, a student of Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (BOSE) in cuttack.
According to police, The victim had come on a tour to the district along with two of his friends.
The mishap occurred this morning when they were taking bath in the river.
Dilip Bag, SDPO Anandpur said, “ The youth went missing while taking selfie in the water.”
Fire brigade team of Anandpur rushed to the spot on being informed about the incident and launched a search operation to trace the youth.