Software engineer dies while taking selfie in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (IANS) The desire to click a selfie at a picnic spot cost a 25-year-old software engineer his life, as he fell into a river and drowned in Odisha’s Gajapati district, police said on Thursday.

Rakesh Pattnayak, belonging to Paralakhemundi, slipped from a tree and drowned in Mahendratanaya river while taking a selfie at the Brundaban Palace picnic spot on Wednesday, said the police.

The fire brigade personnel carried out a search operation soon after the incident.

“His body was recovered about 100 metres from the spot on Thursday morning,” said Babuli Nayak, inspector in-charge of Paralakhemundi police station.

Police have registered a case of ‘unnatural death’ in connection with the incident, Nayak added.

Rakesh was working as a software engineer in an IT company in Bengaluru and had come to Paralakhemundi for his Dussehra vacation.

–IANS

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