The body of a college student who went missing Monday after falling from a launch in the Pangasia canal, was fished out Tuesday, police said.
The deceased was identified as Niloy, 18, a Class 11 student of Gajaria Government College and son of Dr Md Ali from Hoglakandi village.
His body was recovered around 10am from the Pangasia canal, a distributary channel of the Meghna river in the district's Gajaria upazila, by divers from Narayanganj fire service, said Rifat Mallik, station officer of Gajaria fire service.
Md Rais Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gajaria police station, said, "Niloy and his friends were returning home from a picnic on the launch, ML Hasib, on Monday when the tragedy occurred."
"Niloy tried to remove a hanging live electric wire and was electrocuted. He fell in the river in the impact of the jolt and drowned," the officer said.
Seven of his friends -- Rifat, Minhaz, Faysal Pradhan, Rabbi Shakill, Nahid and Sharif -- also sustained injuries in the incident, and are being treated at a hospital, said the OC.