Software engineer’s body retrieved from Eluru canal

The body of a software engineer who allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Krishna canal near Prakasam Barrage was retrieved from Eluru canal.

Published: 23rd January 2017 05:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2017 05:14 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The body of a software engineer who allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Krishna canal near Prakasam Barrage on Friday evening, was retrieved from Eluru canal at Tummalapalli Kshetrayya Kalakshetram on Sunday evening.

According to police, Majeti Bharat Kumar (34) of Mangalagiri was working in an IT company in the US. He came to Vijayawada one week ago. He visited his in-laws’ house at Hanumanpet on Friday afternoon.

Later, he phoned his father M Naga Vara Prasad, who runs a general store at Mangalagiri. He asked his father to give 80 per cent of money that he sent to him to his one-year-old son, whose birthday fell on Sunday. Prasad asked Bharat to come home immediately. But he disconnected the phone abruptly. Prasad lodged a missing complaint with Governorpet police on Saturday when Bharat did not reach home.

Three special teams were formed to trace Bharat. Meanwhile, the police got information that a man jumped into Krishna canal. When the body was retrieved from Eluru canal, the police confirmed that it was of Bharat. The reason for his extreme step is not known. A case was registered.


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