Mukesh had been missing from his house in Kainadi, Kottayam since December 28.

Mans body found floating in Kottayam lake tied to bike Kerala police begin probe
news Crime Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 11:09

The body of a Kerala man was found under mysterious circumstances on Saturday in a quarry lake near Kangaza, Kottayam. The body was found tied to a two-wheeler with a rope. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Mukesh, from Kainadi in Allapuzha. 

Karukachal police have registered a case and begun investigation. Mathrubhumi reported that Karukachal police and Pambady fire and rescue service retrieved the body from the lake. The body was discovered floating in the lake by locals at around 10 am on Saturday. 

The Hindu reported that the body was found to be tied tightly at the hip to the crash guard of the two wheeler using a thin nylon rope when a group of police and rescue service officials tried to retrieve the body, clad in a maroon shirt and black pants, from the lake. It also stated that the body must have been discovered when it floated upwards from the two-wheeler to which it had been tied, after the rope loosened.

After the necessary inquest procedures, the body was shifted to Kottayam Medical College. While police suspect that the case was one of murder, they are currently awaiting results of a post-mortem examination to know more about the factors and circumstances that led to his death. Asianet reported that given the information available soon after the body’s discovery, the police seemed to think that Mukesh may have died a night before his body was found. 

Mukesh had been missing from his house in Kainadi, Kottayam since December 28 and had been seen last on December 27. The Kainadi police had registered a missing person case after his relatives approached them the same day. 

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