Electrocution of man in river suspected

A 40-year-old man was found dead in a river at Puthenvelikara in the early hours of Wednesday.

The deceased man, identified as Antony Thomas, is suspected to have died of electrocution. Antony had gone out for fishing using a Chinese fishing net around 9 p.m. the previous night. A search party of friends and relatives were on the look out for him at night when one among the group felt an electric shock from the iron frames of the fishing net.

Later, Antony was found dead in the river next to the fishing net. The police said that a broken electric line was found in the area as well. Preliminary enquiries suggest death death by electrocution, according to the police. A medical report is awaited. Autopsy was conducted during the day and the body was handed over to the kin.

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