A search team on Tuesday found the body of a 24-year-old Delhi man who had been missing for the past four days from a popular tourist vantage point in Pune’s Lonavala hill station, police said.
The body was found several meters deep in a canyon in Lonavala, they said. The man, Farhan Serajjuddin, had been on a sightseeing trip in Lonavala, about 40 miles from Maharashtra’s Pune city, and when he went to the Duke’s Nose, a vantage point popular with trekkers, he was lost, they said.
Initially, he was able to reach his friend by cell phone to report that he had lost his way back, but later his phone was unavailable, police said earlier.
Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the INS Shivaji Naval Station in Lonavala, the Pune State Police and some local groups had been searching for the man for the past three days, trying to determine his phone location.
Police had also used drones to track down the man, Police Deputy Superintendent Rajendra Patil said.
“We found the body on Tuesday at a depth of 500 feet in a chasm near the Duke’s nose. Efforts are underway to retrieve the body,” the official said.
The man’s relatives had previously announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for finding him.
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