A 25-year-old daily wage labourer drowned in the Yele Mallappashetty Lake near Hoskote when he was swimming on Sunday. The Valahalli police fished out the body on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Vijay Amritha Raj, a resident of TC Palya near KR Puram. He was a native of Manipur.

According to the police, Vijay went to swim in the lake along with his friend and drowned there. His friend, Krishna, who noticed this, raised an alarm to seek help. He later rushed to the police station and reported the matter.

The police summoned a Fire and Emergency Services rescue team.

After a search for over 24 hours, divers fished out the body on Monday. The Avalahalli police have taken up a case. Investigation is on.

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