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Teenager's body found in mysterious circumstance behind Badrinath shrine

The body of a teenaged boy who went missing in Badrinath four days ago was found Wednesday under mysterious circumstances on a hill behind the Himalayan shrine on Wednesday creating a flutter in the area.

Teenager's body found in mysterious circumstance behind Badrinath shrine
Badrinath temple (File / PTI photo)

Gopeshwar: The body of a teenaged boy who went missing in Badrinath four days ago was found Wednesday under mysterious circumstances on a hill behind the Himalayan shrine on Wednesday creating a flutter in the area.

Police have taken the body into their custody and begun interrogating locals.

Fifteen-year-old Kartikeya Mishra had come from Allahabad along with his parents Vinayak Mishra and Upasana Mishra on June 14.

He had gone missing from the queue of devotees awaiting their turn outside the temple, said Badrinath police station in-charge Satendra Singh.

A search operation was launched the same day after his parents reported the matter to the police. 

His body with injury marks on the nose and ears was found under mysterious circumstances from Narayan Parvat behind Badrinath temple on Wednesday.

A post mortem will be conducted tomorrow, he said.

Two sadhus have also been called at the police station for interrogation, he said.