Chennai ex-mayor’s son's body found in Sutlej river 9 days after accident

Nine days after the car he was traveling in from Shimla to Spiti plunged into the Sutlej River, the body of Vetri Duraisamy, a Tamil film director and the son of a former Chennai Mayor, was recovered.

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PTC News Desk: The body of Vetri Duraisamy, Tamil film director and former Chennai Mayor's son, was recovered from the Sutlej River nine days after his car plunged into the river in Kinnaur district. Vetri, known for directing the Tamil film 'Endraavathu Oru Naal', was traveling from Shimla to Spiti when the accident occurred on February 4.


Although a co-passenger was rescued and the car driver found dead, Vetri remained missing for nine days. His father, former Chennai City Mayor Saidai Duraisamy, offered a reward of Rs 1 crore for information on Vetri's whereabouts, hoping for his safe rescue.

During the search operation, traces of human brain matter were found near the riverside, collected for DNA profiling to confirm if they belonged to Vetri. Multiple teams, including ITBP, NDRF, SDRF Uttarakhand, and local police, were involved in the search.

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Vetri's body was eventually located by divers from the Mahin Nag Association, around 3 km from the accident site. It was transported to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla for postmortem before being handed over to the family.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin extended condolences to Saidai Duraisamy, acknowledging the heartbreaking loss no parent should experience.


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(Inputs from agencies)

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