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Body of another drowned youth fished out from Sutlej

The body of another youth, Sunny Bhagat of Jawahar Nagar Camp, was fished out from the Sutlej on Monday afternoon. Bhagat had got drowned in the river on April 13.

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2012 16:01 IST
HT Live Correspondent
HT Live Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The body of another youth, Sunny Bhagat of Jawahar Nagar Camp, was fished out from the Sutlej on Monday afternoon. Bhagat had got drowned in the river on April 13.

The police have handed over the body to the family, who performed the last rites on Monday. Sunny, 20, along with his friend Anil Bhagat, 16, had got drowned in the river when they jumped into it to take a dip.

According to witnesses, the duo swam towards the deep side of the river, where they lost balance and drowned.

The body of Anil Bhagat was found on April 14, while Sunny was missing. Sunny was the youngest in three sisters and two brothers. He worked as a mechanic at a workshop that deals with electrical appliances.

According to Ashok Bhola, maternal uncle of Sunny, "We have been trying to locate him for the past three days. On Monday, the divers found his body floating in the river. His father had died a few years ago and the financial condition of the family was not good."

First Published: Apr 17, 2012 15:54 IST