Manchester: Gurdeep Hayer, a 20-year-old student of Indian origin who went missing on January 2, has been found dead in a river in Manchester, police said on Tuesday. The body was found in River Medlock on Monday and was identified as that of Gurdeep. The Greater Manchester Police investigating his disappearance said the body was found in the river near the York Street in the Manchester city centre and was today formally identified as that of Gurdeep.
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. A Home Office post-mortem is due to take place later this week,” the police said.
The police said the search for Gurdeep had been called off after the body was discovered. No further details were available on the circumstances related to his death.
He was a first-year student of Business Studies at Glyndwr University in north-east Wales.
Hayer, from West Bromwich, went to Manchester to spend New Year’s eve with his friends and was last seen leaving a nightclub in a taxi. shortly after 2.15am on January 2.
Gurdeep’s mother, Peramjit Kaur, became concerned after her son did not return home as planned and reported Gurdeep missing two days later.