Asansol: Elder brother of the state Labour minister Malay Ghatak, Asim Ghatak’s body was recovered from Damodar River from Burnpur on Wednesday.
Eariler, Elder brother of the state Labour minister Malay Ghatak is feared to have drowned in river Damodar while offering tarpan on the day of Mahalaya. The incident took place at a ghat near Bhutaburi Temple Hirapur in Asansol at around 2.45 pm on Tuesday.
The victim, Asim Ghatak, went to river Damodar along with his cousin Biren Mukherjee to offer tarpan. After all rituals, he went to take a bath when he had failed to control his balance due to the water current and fell into the river. Some local people were also present at the ghat when the incident took place.