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Missing Delhi man found dead in 500ft gorge in Lonavala: Police -by Ecork

Farhan Sirajuddin, 24, was on a sightseeing trip in Lonavala.

Pune:

The search team found, on Tuesday, the body of a 24-year-old man from Delhi who had been missing for the past four days from a popular tourist destination at Lonavala hill station in Pune, police said.

They added that the body was found several feet deep in a ravine in Lonavala. The man, Farhan Sirajuddin, was on a sightseeing trip in Lonavala, which is about 65 kilometers from Pune in Maharashtra state, and when he went to the Duke’s nose, a view popular with hikers, he lost his way, they said.

Police said earlier that he was initially able to contact his friend through the mobile phone to inform him that he had lost his way back, but that his phone could not be reached later.

Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Naval Station INS Shivaji in Lonavala, Pune Rural Police and some local groups have been searching for the man for the past three days and have tried to trace his phone location.

Deputy Police Inspector Rajendra Patel said police had also used drones to track down the man.

“We found the body on Tuesday at a depth of 500 feet in a driveway near Duke’s nose point. Efforts are underway to retrieve the body,” the official said.

The man’s relatives earlier announced a cash reward of 1 lakh rupees for finding him.

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