The body, police said, is nearly confirmed to be of Dinu Alex.
Kottayam: Upset over Argentina's poor showing in the ongoing football world cup, a 30-year-old ardent fan of the South American team has left his home in Kottayam, saying in a note he was going to end his life, police said on Friday.
Dinu Alex, a private firm employee in Kottayam, was reportedly a die-hard fan of the football star and had purchased a jersey of Messi before the high-voltage match. Lionel Messi-led team is banking on their match against Nigeria which they have to win by all means to redeem their chances of proceeding to round 16.
But on Friday, his mother found the kitchen door wide open and Alex was missing. Mr Alex, who was last seen by his parents watching the late night match at home, has left a suicide note, police sources have confirmed. "A quick search revealed a suicide note in which he says he is leaving the world as he has nothing more to watch and see", said the officer. "I am going down into the depths". So far, Argentina have managed to score only one point from two games played. She told him to go to bed as he had to go to work the next day. An extensive search launched at Meenachil river, which is close to his house, by the police and fire and rescue services personnel yielded no result.
The police also checked his mobile phone and found Messi's pictures. They have for now called off the search in the river. Heavy rains and strong currents in the swollen river hampered the operation.