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Biker missing after plunging into river

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Rautahat, July 11

The family of a man who was riding a motorbike and supposedly plunged with it into the Lal Bakaiya River  on the Indian side in the state of Bihar in the wee hours today, breathed a sigh of relief when they found the body they had gone to India to receive was someone else’s. But their anxiety has still not ended as they are yet to find Ram Pukar Patel, 35, of Ishanath  Municipality, Rautahat, who had fallen into the river with his motorbike.

According to police, the incident happened at 4:45 am today while he was returning home after meeting his relatives in Purbi Champaran in Bihar.

The flood in the river had  swept away a diversion put up under a dilapidated bridge over the river. Patel was crossing the river through the dilapidated bridge in Phulbariya Ghat when he fell from the bridge with his motorbike and went  missing. Indian security personnel and locals had conducted a search and found a body 40km downstream from the incident site.

According to Rautahat police Spokesperson DSP Nabin Karki, family members of the deceased had headed to India to bring the body back home. However, they returned home after they observed the body and realised it was someone else’s, not their relative’s who had fallen into the river.


A version of this article appears in print on July 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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