The manhunt for Bengaluru techie Rahul Ramesh in the hills of Himachal Pradesh has ended on a sombre note.
The Himachal Pradesh police announced that they’ve found Rahul Ramesh’s body in a 400-meter deep gorge. The search was conducted by local police, the members from the National Disaster Response Force, and volunteers from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports. The teams are now climbing down into the gorge to recover his body.
On 28th September, Rahul Ramesh had gone missing in Manali while preparing to participate in the Hell’s Race, a 100 km long run in the wilderness around Manali. His phone had been recovered the following morning, but there had been no trace of his whereabouts. A campaign had been launched in order to locate him.
Rahul Ramesh had completed his MBA from IIFT, and had then worked with Flipkart for five years. He was currently employed by retail company Ace Turtle.
Manali is infamous for the disappearance of dozens of tourists and travelers, who often get lost in the surrounding mountains. Several campaigns are launched to locate these people, which are met with varying degrees of success. Several international travelers have also gone missing in Manali, one of whom was the subject of the book “Lost in the valley of death”, which detailed how Canadian traveler Alexander Shetler went missing in the area. Rahul Ramesh’s body, however, has now been found, and will provide closure to his bereaved family.