ITANAGAR: The body of a 17-year-old boy who drowned while bathing in Ranganadi river of Doimukh town in the Papum pare district of Arunachal on September 11 around 3.10 pm was recovered yesterday afternoon.
The body was recovered by a NDRF team from the Lakhimpur district of Assam.
The deceased has been identified as Pankaj Gurung, informed PRO , 12 NDRF Itanagar, Brijesh Kumar Upadhyay.
On receiving information, a team of 12 NDRF stationed at Lekhi moved to the incident site at 6 kilo, Kimin, and began a search operation on Sunday morning.
A team of 20 personnel led by Inspector /GD L Bojesh conducted a search operation approximately 1 kilometre downstream and 1 kilometre upstream with the assistance of boats and deep divers however, could not trace the body.
Earlier today the same team conducted extensive search and retrieved the body at around 10 am at Budh Bazarvillage in Lakhimpur district, Assam.
Later the body was handed over to his family.
Support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism: