The dead body of a 19-year-old student, who was reported missing by his parents was recovered from a sand-laden truck on May 7, four days after his disappearance.
The deceased identified as Somanath R, a Hoskote resident was a student of Samruddhi College.
Workers at a building site in eastern Bengaluru’s HAL area were horrified to find the dead body in the sand truck during the unloading process and immediately notified the police.
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Police were able to identify Somnath with the help of a face mask as it contained the name and phone number of a plywood dealer. Upon calling the dealer named Ravi Kumar, police came to know that the son of a sub-dealer Ramesh R was missing. He was called for the identification of the body and he confirmed it as Somnath.
As per a DHNS report, Somanth had left behind a note the day he went missing i.e on May 3 alleging harassment from some college mates. His chat records with his collegemates revealed that they had taken objection to Somanath’s message about a girl studying in the college. Police suspect that Somnath feared thrashing by them and thus took the extreme step. An autopsy report is awaited.