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    Drunk man found dead in drain

    BANGALORE: A person was found dead in a drainage near Lakshmipura Cross in Vidyaranyapura police station limits on Wednesday morning. The police have suspected that the deceased might have fallen into the drain in a drunken state.

    The deceased has been identified as Siddagangaiah (38), a native of Naranahalli village in Doddaballapur. He worked as a motor winder and resided in Singapura with his wife Jalajakshi.

    According to the police, Siddagangaiah had gone to his native on Tuesday and had retuned to the city in the night. At around 8 pm he had called his wife and told that he would come home shortly, but he had not gone. On Wednesday morning, some passersby noticed a body in the drain and informed the police. Meanwhile, his brothers who were on the look out for him, found Siddagangaiah in a drain and identified the body, police said.