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Body of missing Delhi trekker found in Manali hills

IANS  |  Manali 

The body of a from who went missing for seven days in the snow-bound mountains in Himachal Pradesh's was found on Tuesday, police said.

Rescuers traced the body of Akhil Chadha, 30, after from the Hamta Pass in district, police said.

Chadha was trekking along with 12 people, who were accompanying a guide and potters, when he went missing on April 10.

The parents of the missing had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for providing information about his whereabouts.

The body was traced in a deep trench, police said. His bag and trekking stick were traced on Monday.

"There is no injury mark on the trekker's body. Prime facie it seems that he died of cold climatic conditions and inhospitable terrain," of Police told IANS.

The cause of the death could be ascertained after the autopsy, he added.

The local administration got over 40 trekkers, comprising police, locals and trekkers of the and Allied Sports, involved in the rescue operation.

Two choppers also carried out search in the snow-covered hills on Saturday.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:52 IST