A 24-year-old man’s dead body was found floating in Nagpur’s Futala Lake on Thursday at around 10.30 pm. The deceased, who’s been identified as Nilesh Sontakke, was a resident of Gittikhadan, and a travel agent at ‘NK Travels’ in Nagpur.
The dead body was first spotted by Telangkhedi area residents, who found Nilesh’s phone near the lake’s parapet wall and informed the victim’s family about the incident. Subsequently, Nilesh’s brother Dhiraj reached the spot and informed Ambazari Police. The police then fished out the dead body and sent it to Government Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.
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When Nation Next spoke to Sunil Ambure, Sub Inspector at Ambazari Police Station, he said, “We’re still uncertain about the reason behind Nilesh’s death but we have been told by his family he was undergoing counseling since the last 15 days. We’ve confiscated Nilesh’s mobile phone and have registered a case of accidental death.”