A 26-years old man died due to drowning in a pond near the Kalabagaan High School of Ward 3 in Coochbehar. The deceased has been identified as Govind Rai, a painter by profession.
As per sources, Rai drowned in the pond yesterday night after he had come from work. The police and the fire brigade arrived on being informed and the Civil Defense was notified as well. However, Rai's body could not be found due to the dark; which is why his body was fished out today in the morning.
Prima facie of the police states that Rai must have been inebriated during the time he went to the pond. The area's Councillor, Mahanand Saha, also reached the site when the news reached him.