Dhenkanal: The body of a drowned man was recovered today from the Rengali South Canal here under the Sadar Police Station (PS) limits near Indipur village road.
After a body was found floating in the canal, hundreds of locals flocked there.
Being informed, Sadar police personnel rushed to the spot along with the Fire Brigade team and fished out the body.
Following the enquiry, the police identified that it was the body of one Radhua Nayak (50) of Talabarakot village’s Harijan Sahi. Radhua had come to his sister’s house at Beshalia village yesterday along with his wife. Due to night, they could not return home and stayed back at his sister’s house. Last night, he intimated his wife and had been to the nearby canal for easing himself.
Hence, it is being suspected that he might have slipped into the canal accidentally.
The family members also informed police that the deceased had been a bit mentally deranged.