Hyderabad: The body of the postman who had been missing for over 48 hours was found in Nagole lake on 15 October. J. Sunder Raj worked at the GSI Bandlguda post office and had left to deliver letters on Tuesday but had gone missing following the heavy rains.

The police have sent his body for postmortem and registered a case. Investigation is underway, said inspector of LB Nagar police station V. Ashok Reddy.

According to the police, Sunder was assigned beat number 3 of the GSI Bandlguda post office. On Tuesday, he reported for duty, collected the letters that were invoiced to him for delivery, and left with 56 letters that were to be delivered to Jaipuri Colony and Nuvvulabanda, APCO Colony, Hanuman Nagar areas that fell under his beat.

However, due to the sudden downpour, he was instructed to return the undelivered letters to the post office the next day. On Wednesday, it was found that he had not returned home the night before and that he was missing since it had started raining on Tuesday evening. Accordingly, Arram Sreeramulu, the sub-post master at GSI Bandlaguda, lodged a missing complaint and a case was registered.

Though a search was launched on Wednesday, there was no sign of the missing Sunder. On Thursday morning, after the water levels receded, his body was found in the Nagole lake. The police said he may have been washed away by the current.

More than 30 people have lost their lives due to the incessant rains and flooding across Telangana.Of the total 30 deaths, Hyderabad accounts for the highest. More than ten people are still missing in different parts of Hyderabad.Thousands of people have lost shelters, while hundreds of homes are still inundated.

Tens of vehicles have been washed away in different parts of the city. A car carrying two persons was washed away at Abdullapurmet on the Hyderabad outskirts, while four trucks were washed away in the Nalgonda district.

Several incidents of cars and bikes being washed away in residential areas across Hyderabad were also reported since Tuesday night.

NM

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