New Delhi: The body of a 22-year-old youth, who went missing on Thursday, was today recovered from Kondli Canal of east Delhi`s Gazipur area, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Deepak who worked with a private firm, police said adding he had been missing from May 1.
Deepak`s family members had filed a missing report a day later, alleging that Deepak`s friends were responsible for Deepak going missing.
According to police officials, the body was bloated showing signs of being in the water for a long time.
The skin in parts of the victim`s face had peeled off, they said.
"Preliminary investigations have revealed the cause of death to be drowning. We are also investigating whether the boy was in an inebriated state before falling into the water or if there is some foul play. We are waiting for the post-mortem report," said a police officer.