London: In September 2023, Mitkumar Patel, a 23-year-old Indian student who arrived in the UK for higher studies, went missing, sparking concerns among his relatives. Unfortunately, on November 21, his body was discovered in the river Thames near the Canary Wharf area in east London, prompting the Metropolitan Police to confirm that the death is not considered suspicious. Mitkumar Patel was last seen on November 17, and worries heightened when he did not return from his daily walk to his London residence.
Following the tragic discovery, a relative named Parth Patel initiated a GoFundMe campaign to provide financial support to Mitkumar's family and facilitate the transportation of his body to India. The online fundraiser has successfully garnered over GBP 4,500 since its launch last week. The campaign emphasizes that the raised funds will be safely transmitted to Mitkumar's family in India to assist them during this difficult time.
Mitkumar Patel had ambitious plans for his future in the UK, as he was scheduled to move to Sheffield on November 20 to commence a degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Additionally, he had secured a part-time job at Amazon. However, the sudden and tragic turn of events has left the community in mourning, and efforts are underway to support his grieving family during this challenging period.