The body of a person from Chennai was spotted by local fishermen in Sri Lanka on Monday. The person is suspected to have died in the heavy rains that lashed Tamil Nadu and washed up on the shore at Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. According to the reports, the deceased person has been identified as Poomi Durai.
A police constable, Anandan attached to Trincomalee Police Station in Sri Lanka, has informed that the ID recovered from the body identified the deceased as N Poomi Durai of 13/15, NGO Colony, Kamaraj Nagar, Chennai-94. It is also learnt that the Sri Lankan Navy retrieved the body and handed it over to the government hospital at Trincomallee, with the Indian Embassy having been notified about the matter, he said. The body could have washed ashore due to ocean currents, an official said.