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Indian software engineer drowns in Chicago

A 32-year-old Indian software engineer,who arrived in the US to work on a multi-national company's project,has been found dead in Lake Michigan near here.

Written by Agencies | Chicago | Published: July 7, 2010 9:46:46 am

A 32-year-old Indian software engineer,who arrived in the US to work on a multi-national company’s project,has been found dead in Lake Michigan near here.

Vidhya Sagar Verma,who left India on May 20,was in regular touch with his relatives and when he did not call them for some days,they got panicky and contacted his company.

Verma’s company then searched his room and later filed a missing person report.

A Faridabad-based engineer,Verma went missing on June 19 from Chicago. Later,police found his body in Lake Michigan.

P K Kapur,a relative of the engineer,has been informed about Verma’s death.

It was not clear how Verma died as police does not reveal any personal information and only speaks to victim’s relatives.

Meanwhile,Indian Consulate officials in Chicago said. that the body would be send to India.

“We issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and the body was transported to India on Saturday,” officials said.

All the necessary paperwork with the local authorities was done last Thursday,they added.

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