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Missing Gurdeep Hayer found dead in Manchester

The body of 20-year-old Indian-origin student Gurdeep Hayer has been found in Manchester city centre, eight days after he went missing, UK police said today. The body was found in River Medlock in the city centre of Manchester on Monday.

world Updated: Jan 11, 2012 00:58 IST
Gurdeep Hayer,indian origin student found dead,Manchester city centre

Gurdeep Hayer, a 20-year-old student of Indian origin who went missing on January 2, has been found dead in a river in Manchester, police said on Tuesday.

The body was found in River Medlock on Monday and was identified today as that of Gurdeep.

The Greater Manchester Police investigating his disappearance said the body was found in the river near the York Street in the Manchester city centre and was today formally identified as that of Gurdeep.

"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. A Home Office post-mortem is due to take place later this week," the police said.

The police said the search for Gurdeep had been called off after the body was discovered. No further details were available on the circumstances related to his death.

Gurdeep was last seen wearing a navy blue polo shirt, black or blue jeans and trainers. He is described as Asian, with a medium build, about 5ft 11in tall with spiky black hair with stubble, and he speaks with a Midlands accent.

He was a first-year student of Business Studies at Glyndwr University in north-east Wales.

Hayer, from West Bromwich, went to Manchester to spend New Year's eve with his friends and was last seen leaving a nightclub in a taxi. shortly after 2.15am on January 2.

Gurdeep's mother, Peramjit Kaur, became concerned after her son did not return home as planned and reported Gurdeep missing two days later.

Friends of Gurdeep had put up posters across Manchester, while a Facebook page titled 'Please help find Gurdeep Hayer' was also set up.

First Published: Jan 10, 2012 21:03 IST