Bhubaneswar: The body of a girl, who jumped into the Mahanadi river at Kandarpur today was retrieved from the banks of Subarnapur-Jatamundia tributary by the fire personnel.
The deceased was identified as resident of Chandrasekharpur area in Bhubaneswar.
The incident occurred at around 12.45 pm when the girl came on a scooter and parked the vehicle on the Jatamundia bridge.
According to source soon after parking the vehicle the girl jumped into the river. Some eyewitnesses of the incident immediately informed the police.
The fire service personnel along with local police reached the spot and carried a rescue operation.
The rescue team fished out the girl’s body from the deep water near the bank Subarnapur-Jatamundia tributary after two hours of ordeal.
It is suspected that the girl had committed suicide, however the actual reason behind the girl’s extreme step is yet to be ascertained, said the police.
The vehicle has been seized and the body was sent for post-mortem.