Couple found dead in a water storage tank

Nima | Gelephu

Gelephu police recovered bodies of a couple from a water tank used to store water for car servicing. The bodies were recovered on January 1 and 3.

Police first recovered the body of the 28-year-old wife, who was from Samtse on January 1 after a workshop staff saw the body floating in the tank. The staff reported the matter to police.

Police sources said they started searching for the 30-year-old husband, who was working in automobile workshop. His body was found two days later from the same water tank after they drained some water out of it.

The man was from Jaigaon, India. The bodies were handed over to their family members.

The water storage tank was filled with stagnant water, as it was underused and not properly covered.

Police ruled out foul play, as there were no marks on the bodies.

A workshop staff said they were together on the new year eve and the couple was under the influence of alcohol.

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