Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom are interesting for information to piece collectively the final actions of Gurashman Singh Bhatia, a lacking Indian student whose physique was found by police divers in a lake in the Canary Wharf space of east London.
In its appeal for information, dated December 20, 2023, the Met Police mentioned that the 23-year-old Indian student had been reported lacking after an evening out with pals final Thursday, December 14.
Police officers then carried out “intensive enquiries”, together with viewing CCTV footage; chatting with witnesses; and analysing cellphone and monetary information. Water searches had been additionally carried out in the world and a physique believed to be that of Gurashman was recovered by police divers in the water in South Quay.
“Gurashman’s dying is being handled as sudden, and whereas there’s nothing to counsel it was suspicious, we’ll guarantee our investigation is as thorough as potential to substantiate this,” mentioned Detective Chief Superintendent (DCI) James Conway, accountable for native policing in the Tower Hamlets space of Canary Wharf.
We are releasing a CCTV picture of Gurashman that was taken earlier than his disappearance and would really like anybody who might have seen him in the Marsh Wall space on the night of Thursday, 14 December, and in the early hours of Friday, 15 December, to contact us.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, Met Police, UK
Conway added that this was an “extraordinarily tragic consequence” to their lacking individuals inquiry and never the information he hoped to offer to Gurashman’s household and pals. “I ship them my deepest condolences,” he mentioned.
The police famous that though formal identification of the physique had not but taken place, Gurashman’s household had been knowledgeable. Meanwhile, anybody with information about Gurashman’s actions has been requested to name 101 quoting the reference CAD5787/15Dec.
There had been widespread social media appeals by the Indian student group in the UK after the Sikh student was reported lacking.
“What a tragic, heartbreaking lack of one in every of our stunning lives. I had spoken to his father and pals just some days in the past after we first found out he was lacking and had been praying for his protected discovery,” mentioned Sanam Arora, Chair of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK. “Our ideas are together with his household and pals. Requesting all to please say a prayer for the departed soul,” she mentioned.
Gurashman was pursuing an MSc in Digital Finance at Loughborough University. After he went lacking final week, his case was additionally flagged with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar by BJP chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
“Deeply saddened to listen to in regards to the passing of G.S. Bhatia, a Loughborough University student who was lacking since Dec fifteenth. Our ideas are with the household and pals throughout this tough time. May Waheguru give power to his mother and father mourning this profound loss,” Sirsa mentioned in a social media publish.