Kendrapara: A man aged about 52 years went missing while bathing in the Brahmani river here on Monday. Locals are suspecting that he was attacked and dragged into the water by a crocodile.
According to reports, the man identified as Purushottam Dhal of Jagannathpur village of Amrutamanohi panchayat under Pattamundai block had been to the river bank to take a bath.
However Dhal did not return for about two hours, following which his family started a search.
It is being suspected that Dhal was pulled into the river by a crocodile. However this has to be ascertained by the local police.