Missing man's body found on railway track, suicide suspected

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Coimbatore, Jan 9 (PTI) The body of a man was found on railway track in Tirupur and it was identified to be that of a person who reportedly went missing from Coimbatore which is 55 kms away, police said on Saturday.

Elvin Frederick (30) went missing from home since January 1 and his body was found on the track on January 5, the police said.

Though Frederick's friends said he was addicted to online gambling and borrowed money from various sources, investigations are on to ascertain the exact reason for the death, they said.

After he went missing, a complaint was lodged and Frederick's photographs were circulated in all police stations to find him.

On January 5, Tirupur railway police found the body and tried to identify it with the help of the circulated photographs. Later, the deceased was identified by his parents, the police said.

After identification, the body was sent to the Government Tirupur Hospital for a postmortem, they said. PTI NVM NVG NVG