Body of missing engineer Ankit Bagai recovered from lake in Maryland

The body of a 30-year-old Indian-American software engineer who went missing on April 9 was recovered from a lake in Maryland, police said. 

Ankit Bagai of German town was found in Lake Churchill by officers who were called to the area after a body was reportedly seen in the water, a Montgomery police statement said on Tuesday. 

Ankit Bagai was last spotted on April 9 at about 11.30 am when he left a treatment center near Milestone Plaza after which his family led a search party on Sunday and believed he may have been in Virginia or Washington DC, a News4 report said. 

Ankit Bagai’s family started their search at a local police station, going to several locations, including a shopping center near where he was last seen and posted his image every few steps, hoping to generate a lead, the report said. 

“On the day Bagai went missing, police responded to a report of a man in Lake Churchill. It was searched using sonar, using drag hooks, but they did not find anything. 

They were out there for three to four hours,” Gobind Singh, Ankit Bagai’s brother-in-law was quoted as saying. 

According to family members, Ankit Bagai, a graduate of the University of Virginia, was prescribed several life-saving medications. 

The cause of death has not been released yet. However, police said they do not suspect foul play, the report added. 

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