Journalist Dies As ODRAF Boat Capsizes In Mahanadi: ADG Law And Order To Probe Mishap

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police has ordered a probe into the boat capsize incident which occured at Mundali barrage on outskirts of the city on Friday.

According to reports, Additional Director General Police (Law and Order) RK Sharma is heading the inquiry into the incident in which Senior Reporter Arindam Das lost his life while a cameraperson of the same news channel Pravat Sinha is battling for life.

The duo was onboard an ODRAF boat which was on its way to rescue a stranded elephant in the river. While approaching the elephant the inflatable boat was entangled in the swirling water and capsized.

According to a senior official of Odisha police, the investigation is being carried out by Sharma who will probe under what circumstances the journalist-duo was allowed to board the ODRAF boat. Other aspects of the mishap will also be probed, he added.