Kandhei Das Obituary, Death Cause – It is with deep sorrow that we report a heart-wrenching incident in CDA Sector-VI of Cuttack district, where a young girl’s life was tragically cut short today. The victim, identified as 20-year-old Kandhei Das, hailed from the Hairanpur slum in the locality. The unfortunate incident unfolded during the observance of Khudurukuni Osha, a sacred ritual in our community. While participating in this cherished tradition, Kandhei Das accidentally came into contact with a live electrical wire that was passing near her home. Tragically, she was electrocuted, leading to her untimely and devastating demise.
Local authorities were immediately alerted about the mishap, and a team of dedicated police officers swiftly arrived at the scene to initiate a thorough investigation. Kandhei Das’s lifeless body was then transferred to a nearby hospital for a post-mortem examination. In a separate and equally distressing incident earlier in the day, another young life was marred by tragedy. A 14-year-old girl, Arati Mallick, went missing after being swept away by the swift currents of a river in the Atharabanki locality of Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district.
This heart-wrenching incident occurred while she was at the river with her friends, participating in the Baluka Puja, a customary ritual associated with the Khudurukuni Osha festival. Despite the valiant efforts of our dedicated fire services personnel, Arati remains unaccounted for, adding to the profound sadness of the day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of both Kandhei Das and Arati Mallick during this unimaginably difficult time. These tragic losses serve as a stark reminder of the importance of safety awareness and vigilance in our communities.