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UK: Missing Indian Student Souvik Pal Found Dead
Souvik Pal, an Indian student in Britain who had been missing since New Year's Eve, was found dead in a canal near Manchester United Club's football ground and the initial post-mortem on his body proved inconclusive, police said today.

Souvik, 18, had vanished after being separated from friends while celebrating New Year's Eve at a nightclub in Manchester city.

Souvik's body was found by specialist officers in Bridgewater Canal, near Manchester United's Old Trafford football ground, at 2pm (local time) yesterday.

Souvik had enrolled for product design course at Manchester Metropolitan University. He disappeared on a night out at the Warehouse Project in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

He was last seen at the event at about 11pm (local time) and was reported missing by a flatmate the following morning.

Souvik's father Santanu had travelled from his home in Bangalore to help with the search.

Souvik lived in Cavendish halls of residence on Cambridge Street.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said Souvik's family had been informed and officers were in regular contact with them.

Post-mortem tests on Souvik's body have proved inconclusive, police said.

Greater Manchester Police said further toxicology tests will be carried out to try to establish the cause of death, the BBC reported.

Police which had pursued tracing Souvik offered condolences to the family and extended their support.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with Souvik's family at this devastating time and our officers are doing all they can to support them," Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said.

"We do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding Souvik's death and a file will be submitted to the coroner in due course," he said.

A number of appeals were made to trace Souvik, including the use of digital advertising hoardings at Manchester United's domestic Premier League of Football home game against Liverpool.

Souvik had trained for a part-time job serving refreshments at the stadium and worked at Manchester United's game against West Bromwich Albion on December 29.

His father Santanu told PTI, "according to police there is no involvement of any third party in the case. From outside they have not found any injury."

He said he is in touch with the Indian Consulate in Birmingham to finalise details to take the body to Bangalore for final rites.
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4/D-64
Jan 24, 2013
12:42 PM

>> " no clue as to why this moron had to post such rude comment "

BARUA

Before calling others moron just ponder ...why would someone go for a product design course at Manchester and start a part-time job serving refreshments at a stadium. I dont find any justification...his family was well off ...then how could he run out of funds that made him do a part time job?? A dolt like Shymal Barua may not find the answers..but the facts will be quite disturbing !! 

Jo Mb, kolkata
3/D-26
Jan 24, 2013
05:20 AM

JO MB >> ...No sympathy for Souvik Pal .. may his wretched soul ...

<< no clue as to why this moron had to post such rude comment especially when there's already a lot of suspicion sorrounding his mysterious death .. check out the videoclip in http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/missing-indian-student-souvik-pal-found-dead-in-uk/1/247213.html

Shyamal Barua, Kolkata
2/D-98
Jan 23, 2013
01:12 PM
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Jo Mb, kolkata
1/D-82
Jan 23, 2013
11:52 AM

 Poor Souvik's dead body was found in a canal at a stones throw from the Manchester's Warehouse project dance venue where he was seen last on the new years eve, 22 days after the incident, and the UK police said they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding Souvik's death, and a file will be submitted to the coroners office in due course".
Like number of unanswered questions sorrounding the Indian nurse's death over the Royal hoax, and the death of Indian student Neeraj by British hoodlums, I won't be surprised if the authorities there try to shove the investigation of Souvik death under the carpet.
Had any British, American, Australian white student been killed in similar fashion in INDIA, soon the media , and the authority would go frenzy.
Indian lives are indeed cheap.

Shyamal Barua, Kolkata
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