The body of missing senior journalist of Kantipur daily Balram Baniya was found on Tuesday.
His body was found stuck at the dam of Mandu Hydropower in Sisneri of Bhimphedi rural municipality, Makwanpur by the locals at around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, according to DSP with the Makwanpur District Police Indra Bahadur Rana.
"The body that was swept away by the river was stuck between the rods of dam. The locals had seen the body as the water level receded," DSP Rana added.
Makwanpur Police had sent a team led by an inspector to bring the body. "The local police had already extracted the body. The team brought the body to Hetauda in the evening," he stated.
He said the body, which was without clothes, could only be identified after Kathmandu Police sent Baniya's photo on Wednesday morning. He revealed that the body has a head injury which he pointed could also have been sustained due to collusions while flowing in the river.
The body is at the Hetauda Hospital for post-mortem.
He was missing since Monday.
Kantipur had lodged a police complaint Wednesday morning stating that he was not in contact with the family, friends and office for three days, according to Spokesperson with the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu Somendra Singh Rathore.
Baniya was last seen at Balkhu by a policeman on Monday which has been corroborated by CCTV footage. He was questioned by the policeman for a while.
Editor-in-Chief of Kantipur Sudheer Sharma earlier said that his last mobile location was also traced to Balkhu.
Coming from Tanahu, Baniya had been working at Kantipur since over two decades back. He had also worked with Nagarik daily for a short time in between that.