Body of missing Lionel Messi fan found in Kerala river

24 June 2018, 04:57 PM
Body of missing Lionel Messi fan found in Kerala river (Photo: ANI)
Body of missing Lionel Messi fan found in Kerala river (Photo: ANI)

The body of 30-year-old Dinu Joseph, an ardent fan of Argentinian captain Lionel Messi, who went missing on June 22 was found on Sunday near Illikkal Bridge in Kerala’s Kottayam, police said.

Joseph had gone missing on June 22, hours after Argentina’s 3-0 loss to Croatia in 2018 FIFA World Cup match. He had left a suicide note at home, stating that he was upset with Argentina’s defeat and was going to end his life.

“I have nothing else left to watch in this world. I am going to the unfathomable depth of death. Nobody else is responsible for my death,” Joseph wrote in his suicide note.

The family of Joseph had filed a missing complaint in the police station. Following the complaint, police started, along with fire brigade personnel, launched a search operation to find him.

Two days later, police found his body near Illickal Bridge, in Meenachil River, around 10 kilometers from his village Arumanoor.

According to reports, when police searched his room, they found “Messi, my life is for you, waiting to see you lift the Cup,” written in one of his books.

First Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 04:48 PM
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