Puri: A student of a reputed science education institution today drowned to death and another went missing while taking bath in sea near Beleswar in the district here.
The deceased was identified as Pranjal Belwal from Nainital in Uttarakhand state. Another friend, who is still missing, was identified as Jitan. Both are the students of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), on outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
Police recovered the body of Pranjal and sent it for autopsy.
According to reports, eight students of NISER had visited Puri. Both Jitan and Pranjal drowned in the sea while taking bath near Beleswar. Later, the body of Pranjal was recovered.