Follow Us:
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bodies of missing youths traced after four months

The bodies of Vikas Gupta and Vivek Beri were spotted between Sundarsi and Bhairon Ghati enroute Manimahesh Lake in Himachal Pradesh.

By: PTI | Chamba | Published: July 7, 2016 12:14:42 am
Uttarkhand death, uttarkhand lost youths, lost youths bodies, bodies found, uttarkhand bodies found, bhaironghati bodies found, uttarkhand news, india news The bodies were found between Bhaironghati and Sundarsi.

The bodies of two youths, who had gone missing in the glacier near Sundarsi four months ago, were traced by a rescue team.

The bodies of Vikas Gupta and Vivek Beri were spotted between Sundarsi and Bhairon Ghati enroute Manimahesh Lake, which is located in Himachal Pradesh.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Bharmour, Jitender Kanwar said the body of Gupta was recovered today while Beri’s body was found on June 5 in a search operation carried out by the rescue team comprising six members of the Mountaineering Institute Bharmour and three police personnel.

Five persons were on the way to holy Manimahesh Lake on the occasion of Mahashivratri on March 7 but due to heavy snowfall, three of them returned to Bharmour while Gupta and Beri went missing.

An eight-member team of experts led by an officer from the Mountaineering Institute, Gulmarg conducted a search operation near Dhanchho in the mountainous tribal region of Bharmour here in the second week of March but failed to trace the youths due to heavy snowfall.

The bodies of Gupta and Beri had been identified and brought to Regional Hospital Chamba for postmortem, the SDM added.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App