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Jollywood actress dies of electrocution in Odisha


Jajpur: Leading Jollywood actress Sasmita Khatua died of electrocution few hours ahead of her stage performance on Sunday here.

Sasmita (30) was electrocuted by a wire while going to toilet at Duburi under Kalinganagar police limits yesterday evening.

She was rushed to Danagadi community health centre where the doctors declared her dead.

Sasmita was popularly known as Minakshi in Odisha’s Jatra industry. She was a leading actress associated with Baghajatin Gananatya. The incident occured just few hours before her performance as heroine in a Jatra titled “Kahani Kanduchi Akhi Luchai”, scheduled to be staged at Duburi market ground yesterday night.

Sasmita, a resident of Ghasipada area under Soro police limits in Balasore district, was married to Biswajit Khatua, a managing member of Baghajatin Gananatya.