The body of a 23-year-old student from Telangana, who was missing since August 22 in London, was found on a beach in Britain.
According to information reaching Ujwal Sriharsha's family in Khammam district on Tuesday, his body was identified by his father Uday Pratap. The cause of the death is still not known.
Ujwal, who was pursuing his MS at Queen Mary University of London, went missing on August 22. His backpack was found at the top of cliffs at Beachy Head, Eastbourne, Sussex. While the police suspect that he may have ended his life, the family is not ready to believe this as there were apparently no reasons for him to take the extreme step.
â€śHe never ever exhibited any negative thoughts during his entire school and college days. The reported recovery of Sriharshaâ€™s laptop bag and his mobile phone at a beach near London points needle of suspicion to some foreign students who stayed along with him at Beaumont House,â€ť Uday Pratap had told reporters last week.
Uday Pratap, who is the president of BJP's Khammam district unit, had earlier said that Ujwal, who used to call his parents every day, last spoke to his mother over phone on August 21. The next day, when the parents tried to contact him, there was no response.
Ujwal, who graduated from BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, had gone to London last year and was doing MS in Artificial Intelligence at Queen Mary University of London. The young man was residing at Beaumont House in Bayswater, according to media reports.
The BJP leader had earlier appealed to Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy, who is from Telangana, to request the Ministry of External Affairs to extend necessary assistance to them. Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had also extended his support to Uday Pratap.
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