Chiliguda: Somnath Patel, 36, of Chiliguda village in Junagadh block of Kalahandi district, who was working in the Baitarani river barrage, drowned in the river. Somnath, who works for a private company in Jajpur, was involved in the work. He was swept away when he went to bathe in the river on Friday.
Somnath was the only earner in the family. His family includes an elderly mother, wife, two daughters and a son. There is no such thing as a land bar. Now, with Somnath’s death, the family is worried about how to maintain Gujarat. The villagers of Chiliguda have demanded that the district administration provide financial assistance to the family of the deceased Somnath.