Mystery over Kochi youth's body recovered fom sea off Hong Kong

Jijo Augustine
Jijo Augustine's body was recovered from the sea, reported police. Photo: Screengrab/ Manorama News

Kochi: Jijo Augustin from Kacheripady was found dead under mysterious circumstances off Hong Kong coast. Jijo was amongst the crew aboard a ship. Hong Kong police informed Jijo's family that his body was recovered from the sea.

Jijo's family claimed he faced death threats while working onboard the vessel. Reports said Jijo had raised concern over his safety on the ship during a telephone conversation with his family on May 13. According to a report on Manorama News, Jijo had discussed the issue with one of his friends too.

Jijo was missing from the ship for the last four days, according to reports. A person who introduced himself as the captain of the ship telephoned his family and informed them that Jijo had gone missing. Later, as Jijo's family filed a complaint with MP Hibi Eden, the MP's office contacted Hong Kong police. His body was recovered from the sea after Hong Police initiated a probe into the missing complaint.

According to reports, procedures including his post-mortem will be completed soon.

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