NAHARLAGUN, Sep 21: The body of a person, identified as Ramesh Parjapati, who had reportedly drowned in the Dikrong river near Kola Camp in Papum Pare district last Saturday, was retrieved from Laluk in North Lakhimpur district of Assam on Monday.
Papum Pare SP Jimmy Chiram said that the body was recovered from the Dikrong river near Mala Gaon in Assam by the Assam police. The body was identified by the younger brother of the deceased.
“A police team from Doimukh reached the spot and took possession of the body, which is being kept at the morgue of RK Mission Hospital, and the postmortem will be done on Tuesday,” the SP said.
A case of unnatural death has been registered at the Doimukh police station and endorsed to SI B Singh for further investigation. After conducting all legal formalities, the body will be handed over to the family for conducting the last rites, the SP informed.
Meanwhile, former IMC deputy chief councillor Tarh Nachung informed that a group of five workers, including Parjapati, who were engaged in private electrical works in Kola Camp, were bathing in the Dikrong river when Parjapati drowned.
A search operation was conducted for two days, and the body of the 21-year-old was retrieved from Laluk area.
Parjapati was residing at G Extension here, and was a permanent resident of Churu district of Rajasthan.