A 28-year-old youth named — Rajesh Agarwala — who died on the spot on Friday after dropping 50 meters from Lake Dumbur's spillway in Gomati district.
Police reported that when the incident occurred, the deceased had visited his relatives at Natunbazaar in the district.
The deceased had gone on a visit to Lake Dumbur with his brother-in-law Rupak Das, police said.
“The duo decided to click selfies, aligning themselves on the slippery spillway. Rajesh lost balance and slipped and he hit the hard rocks 50 metres below and died,” police added.
Rajesh’s body was recovered from the waters of River Raima and he was declared dead on arrival at Natunbazaar Primary Health Centre.
Lake Dumbur is spread over an area of 42 square kilometers and was formed in 1976 when the Gumti hydroelectric power project was commissioned by the artificial confluence of water from Raima and Sarma.
The plan reported that around 27,000 indigenous people were displaced as a result of flooding nearby villages.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-30 2:44 PM