Kanpur Medical College MBBS student's body found in river; police suspect suicide
Kanpur: The 24-year-old final year MBBS student of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) medical college, who had gone missing 3 days ago, was found dead and her body was fished out from river Ganga in Shuklaganj area after 26 hours of search.
Medical Dialogues had reported that a missing case had been filed but preliminary police probe suspects it to be a case of suicide after her two-wheeler (scooty) was found parked at Ganga Barrage.
The student's mobile phone and wallet were recovered from scooty's trunk. A massive search operation was launched in the Ganga with the help of divers.
The medico was last seen by her roommate at the medical college campus hostel. The missing student left the hostel premises at around 12 noon on January 22nd. When she did not return, the roommate called her on her mobile phone but got no response. Despite repeated attempts to call her on phone, her room-mate alerted the medical college's authorities who further informed Swaroop Nagar police
The police officials had formed a team to trace the missing student and conducted searches with the help of e-surveillance.
Yesterday, on January 24th, the police was informed about a dead body by locals. Upon search, it was found to be the body is of the missing MBBS student. The nature of the death is still unknown.
"Her body was shifted to morgue for the post-mortem examination. We are awaiting the report to corroborate cause of her death," said SP (West) Anil Kumar informed TOI. An investigation was underway to determine whether she took her own life.
Meanwhile, her roommate informed the police that the student was tensed over the upcoming exams, reports Live Hindustan
Earlier, GSVM students reached the Ganga Barrage area and staged a protest accusing police of an insensitive approach in the investigation of their missing counterpart. The students were pacified after senior police officials rushed to the site and assured them of prompt action into the missing case, adds TOI.
Medical Dialogues recently reported that a 21-year old male medical student was missing from the BJ Medical College, Pune since 21 December 2019.
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