Koraput: A Special Police Officer (SPO) drowned in a pond while taking bath at Biriguda Adivasi Sahi under Dasamantpur block in Koraput district on Thursday.
As per reports, the deceased has been identified as Girija Miniaka. Girija was serving as an SPO in Koraput district for the last 15 years.
According to sources, Girija had come to his sister’s house at Biriguda Adivasi Sahi yesterday. Around 1 PM he had gone to take bath in the village pond along with his two nephews.
While Girija went into the pond to take bath his nephews were sitting outside under a tree. When Girija did not come out of the water for a long time, the two minors screamed out of terror.
Hearing the screams of the boys, locals present near the pond rushed the spot. Later two youths of the village went into the pond and recovered Girija’s body.
Police registered a case of unnatural death and handed the body to family members after post-mortem, added sources.
A pall of gloom descended the village over the tragic death of the police officer.