Mystery shrouds death of Rourkela Steel Plant employee

The deceased was identified as A Baxla (56), a regular employee of the RSP.

Published: 16th January 2023 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2023 07:41 AM   |  A+A-

death, murder, suicide, die, dead

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

ROURKELA:  An employee of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) who was found in a critical condition inside a tunnel of the SMS-2 department under mysterious circumstances, was declared dead at Ispat General Hospital (IGH) on Saturday evening. 

The deceased was identified as A Baxla (56), a regular employee of the RSP. Sources said at around 3.30 pm on Saturday, Baxla had gone to the tunnel of the basic oxygen furnace section of SMS-2 to evacuate water. When he did not return after two hours, his coworkers went to search for him. They found Baxla lying unconscious in the tunnel. He was rushed to the intensive care unit of IGH but declared dead a few hours later. 

While Baxla’s autopsy report is awaited, the RSP management on Sunday handed over a written offer for compassionate employment to the deceased’s daughter. Five days back, a contract worker, identified as PK Behera (41), was found dead on the railway track of the raw materials handling plant of RSP.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp