The deceased has been identified as Nabaghana Nayak.
As per the report, Nabaghaba had been to mow grass for cattle from Mantei river bank Sunday morning when the reptile attack took place. While collecting grass from the river bank a large estuarine crocodile dragged him into the water.
After conducting a frantic search in the village Nabaghana’s family found grass cutting instruments lying near the river bank and called up Dhamra Fire Brigade unit today morning.
The deceased’s body was seen floating in the river this morning and was fished out by the fire services personnel.
A pal of gloom has descended on the village following the mishap.