Deogarh: The body of a youth, who went missing yesterday, was found near a canal in Bhatuniamunda village in Deogarh district today afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Raju Kisan.
According to sources, Raju went into the nearby forest yesterday but did not return home even after hours. Following Raju’s disappearance and fearing a possible mishap, his family members launched a frantic search but in vain.
However, locals spotted his lifeless body lying in a shrub near the canal today and immediately alerted his family members about the same. Later, local police reached the spot and sent the body to the District Headquarters Hospital for post-mortem.
A case of unnatural death has been registered into the incident. It is also suspected that Raju was swept away by the water flowing in the canal that increased drastically following the incessant rain that poured in Deogarh yesterday, sources said.