Kurukshetra: In a suspected case of suicide over delay in student visa for Canada, the body of a 23-year-old man — missing since two days — was found from a canal in Jhansa area of Haryana’s Kurukshtera on Friday.
Some relatives claimed his visa came in the mail a day after he went missing, but by then he was probably dead already.
Police suspect the man — identified as Deepak from village Gorkha in Shahbad subdivision — jumped into the canal because he was upset as his friend had already got his student visa while he hadn’t.
His slippers and motorbike were spotted by the Narwana Branch canal by the family during a search, after which divers were engaged.
The family has some farmland and Deepak was an only son. Having completed his graduation degree, he had wanted to settle to Canada after studying there first, said a relative.
Gurnam Singh, a former sarpanch of Gorkha village, told reporyers that the family too wanted to send their son to Canada. “On Thursday, his visa came. But he was already missing by then. He’d been upset ever since his friend’s visa to Canada came, that his was getting delayed endlessly,” the sarpanch has ben quoted as saying.
It wasn’t clear when he’d applied.
The body was handed over the relatives after post-mortem examination. Police said they have started the required inquiry but are treating this as a case of suicide.