The deceased has been identified as Padma Khara of Kukudapasi village.
According to information, Padma and her husband Purna Khara were returning home from Pujariguda following a Dussehra trip when an altercation erupted between them. Midway on the bridge, irate Padma disembarked from the motorcycle and jumped into the reservoir water all of a sudden.
As Purna raised an alarm, locals gathered there and called Nandapur fire station and Padua PS and informed about the incident. Soon, fire and police personnel rushed in and started rescue operation. They searched for about half an hour before they fished out the woman’s body.
“Investigations are going on into the incident,” said Nandapur SDPO Sanjay Mohapatra.