Tinsukia: The body of one of the passengers who went missing after last Wednesday’s ferry accident site in Nimatighat near Majuli was recovered from the Brahmaputra at south Majuli, around 15 km from the accident spot, on Tuesday.

The body has been identified as that of Doctor Bikramjit Baruah, a resident of Jorhat.

Superintendent of Majuli Police Gautam Bora said a villager spotted the body at Bhekeli Chapori under Dakshin Majuli police station and informed the police. “A team of SDRF and the local police retrieved the body from the river,” he added.

Earlier on Saturday, Bishwanath Police had recovered the body of Indreshwar Bora, a teacher of Rajgarh High School, from Bhasa Tapu near the Biswanath Ghat.

Altogether three people were been killed after a single-engine private boat ‘Ma Kamala’, with around 92 passengers heading to Majuli, collided with a government-owned ferry near Nimati Ghat last Wednesday.

The police have so far arrested 12 persons in this connection including the owner of the ferry, Pani Ram Kalita.

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