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Jadavpur University student’s body found 3 days after he drowned in Hoogly

The body was identified by the youth’s father. A post-mortem is being done to ascertain the exact reason behind the cause of the death.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2016 21:49 IST
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Representative photo of a dead body. The body of a Jadavpur University engineering student was found on Nov 27, 2016, three days after he fell in the Hoogly river. (Shutterstock)

Three days after Jadavpur University engineering student Rounak Saha fell off a boat into the Hooghly river, the police eventually found his nearly decomposed body from underneath the Fairlie Place Ghat Jetty on Sunday afternoon.

The body was identified by Rounak’s father, DC Port Sudeep Sarkar said.

A post-mortem is being done to ascertain the exact reason behind the cause of the death, he said.

The 19-year-old drowned in the Hooghly after he fell from the boat while on a cruise on Thursday afternoon.

The police has registered murder cases after the boy’s family lodged a complaint against the four friends of Rounak, who accompanied him during Thursday’s boat ride and the boatman Sheikh Saifuddin, who was later arrested.

Alleging that his son was “murdered”, Rounak’s father Subrata Saha claimed on Sunday that he was approached by the parents of his son’s four friends and was offered money to withdraw the complaints.

“We are looking into everything. The post mortem report is crucial and we are waiting for it. We are speaking to the majhi (boatman) and Rounak’s four friends who were there on the boat with him to ascertain what exactly happened... there are questions which need to be clarified. We are trying to get a clear picture,” another senior officer, in-charge of the investigation, told PTI.

First Published: Nov 27, 2016 21:48 IST