The UK’s Metropolitan Police are on Thursday interesting for data to piece collectively the final actions of Gurashman Singh Bhatia, a lacking Indian pupil whose physique was discovered by police divers in a lake in Canary Wharf space of east London.
The Met Police mentioned the 23-year-old had been reported lacking after an evening out with associates final Thursday, December 14.
Officers went on to hold out “intensive enquiries”, together with viewing CCTV, chatting with witnesses and analysing cellphone and monetary knowledge. Water searches have been additionally carried out within the space and a physique believed to be that of Bhatia was recovered by police divers within the water in South Quay.
“Gurashman’s loss of life is being handled as sudden, and whereas there may be nothing to counsel it was suspicious, we are going to guarantee our investigation is as thorough as attainable to substantiate this,” mentioned Detective Chief Superintendent (DCI) James Conway, chargeable for native policing within the Tower Hamlets space of Canary Wharf.
“Due to this, we’re releasing a CCTV picture of Gurashman that was taken earlier than his disappearance and would really like anybody who could have seen him within the Marsh Wall space on the night of Thursday, 14 December and within the early hours of Friday, 15 December, to contact us,” he mentioned.
Conway added that this was an “extraordinarily tragic end result” to their lacking individuals inquiry and never the information he hoped to offer to Gurashman’s household and associates.
“I ship them my deepest condolences,” he mentioned.
The police famous that though formal identification has not but taken place, Gurashman’s household has been knowledgeable. In the meantime, anybody with details about Gurashman’s actions has been requested to name 101 quoting the reference CAD5787/15Dec.
There had been widespread social media appeals by the Indian pupil group within the UK after the Sikh pupil was reported lacking.
“What a tragic, heartbreaking lack of certainly one of our lovely lives. I had spoken to his father and associates just some days in the past once we first discovered he was lacking and had been praying for his secure discovery,” mentioned Sanam Arora, Chair of the Nationwide Indian College students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK.
“Our ideas are along with his household & associates. Requesting all to please say a prayer for the departed soul,” she mentioned.
Bhatia was pursuing an MSc in Digital Finance at Loughborough College. After he went lacking final week, his case was additionally flagged with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar by BJP chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
“Deeply saddened to listen to concerning the passing of G.S. Bhatia, a Loughborough College pupil who was lacking since Dec fifteenth. Our ideas are with the household and associates throughout this tough time. Could Waheguru give power to his dad and mom mourning this profound loss,” Mr Sirsa mentioned in a social media submit.
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