Argentina fan who went missing in Kerala found dead

Hope Soto
June 27, 2018

The body of the youth, who went missing leaving a suicide note after Croatia defeated Argentina in the FIFA World Cup, has been found in the Meenachil River.

The tragic development shocked football fans in the country despite the fanatical fandom World Cup generates in the football-loving state of Kerala, Argentina.

30-year-old Dinu Joseph left a note saying he was upset with Argentina's 3-0 loss to Croatia and was going to end his lie.

Locals found the body lying among the water hyacinth that had collected at the Illickel bridge almost 20 km down the river from his house at Ayarkunnam by 8:30 a.m. But when his mother Chinnamma woke up at 5.30 am yesterday, she found her son missing.

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"We found a body from Illickal area and have identified it as Dinu".

Dinu, who hails from Arumanoor village near Kottayam, was last seen by his parents watching late night football match at his home. The suicide note in Malayalam recovered from his table read, "Maranathinte Azhangallilekku Pogunnu" (departing to the depths of death). "I am proceeding towards death and none is responsible". "He told friends that he will be ashamed to go out and communicate with other people, if Argentina loses", - said the father of the deceased fan. On the second day on Saturday, the fire and rescue unit continued the search operation in the river.

The police dog squad was brought in and the sniffer dogs took Dinu's trail and stopped on the banks of the Meenachil river.

Alex was unmarried and works as an accountant in a private company here.

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