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Body found in pond

Close on the heels of a decomposed body being recovered from Bada Talab, Ranchi police on Sunday fished out another — that of an unidentified 30-year-old man — from Karamtoli pond in the heart of the capital.

The body was recovered after nearby residents saw it floating in the pond on Sunday morning and informed police.

Confirming the recovery, senior superintendent of police Prabhat Kumar said the body had been sent to RIMS for post-mortem.

“There are no apparent injury marks on the body of the deceased, so we cannot say it is a case of murder. Nevertheless, we will investigate all possibilities,” an official of Lalpur police station said on condition of anonymity.

In the last four days, three bodies have been recovered from water bodies in the capital.

On Saturday, Ranchi police found a man’s decomposed body from Bada Talab or Ranchi Lake.

The identity of the person, who appears to be in 30-35 age group, is yet to be established.

Absence of injury marks has led the police to believe that the victim drowned.

On Thursday, police had recovered the decapitated body of a woman from a dry rivulet at Hethu, a village behind Birsa Munda airport in Jagannathpur police station area. A bloodstained bhujali was also found on the spot.

“The woman is yet to be identified and the autopsy report is awaited,” said Jagannathpur OC Ratan Kumar Singh.