The corpse of an elderly man was found in a pond that is located near the Dhulia River in Uchhalpukuri Gram Panchayat of Coochbehar. The deceased has been identified as Bhedak Barman (75).
As per sources, Barman was a beggar and he used to go to the pond during the morning. Locals found his body near the pond and notified the police about the incident. The police reached the site to recover the body and sent it for the postmortem report.
As per the prima facie of the police, Barman drowned in the pond after he slipped inside it. Police sources shared that the cause of the death will be determined only after the postmortem report arrives.