Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Feb 6

A tourist from West Bengal drowned in the sea in Odisha’s Puri today.

The deceased was identified as Prabir Biswas of South 24 Pragans in neighbouring West Bengal.

According to the reports, the 50-year-old Biswas along with his 27 relatives had visited Puri on Feb 4 to have darshan of Lord Jagannath. They were staying at Sadhana Ashram near Swarga Dwar.

Biswas drowned in the high tide while he was taking bath. The local lifeguards rescued him in a critical condition and was rushed to the district headquarters hospital, where he was declared dead.