Suri, April 1: The body of 18-year-old Sayan Dey, a first-year student of Bolpur Engineering College, was fished out of the Tilpara barrage reservoir today.
Police said Sayan slipped and fell into the water last night when he went for a walk with friends along the edge of the canal close to the college hospital. His friends said Sayan fell when he tried to reach the edge of the water to retrieve his slippers.
Realising that Sayan was drowning, the friends raised an alarm. But by the time people came for help, the student had disappeared in the canalís dark waters. Though the search continued through the night, his body was spotted this morning when it floated up.