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Missing student Souvik Pal found dead in Britain

January 23, 2013 09:01 IST

Indian student Souvik Pal who went missing on New Year's Eve has been found dead after the British police recovered his body from a canal.

18-year-old Pal was found dead by specialist officers in BridgewaterCanal, near Manchester United's Old Trafford football ground, at 2pm Tuesday.

Pal, an international student who had enrolled for product design course at ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity, disappeared on a night out at the Warehouse Project in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

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

Police which had pursued tracing Pal 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," said Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin.

"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."

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

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

Pal 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.

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