Chennai: Missing CPM leader found dead in lake

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Chennai, Feb 22: CPI-M leader W R Varadarajan, who was missing since Feb 11, was found dead in a lake near Chennai on Sunday, Feb 21.

According to police, Varadarajan's son could not identify the body as it was in a highly decomposed, but the politician's wife and other relatives identified the body.

64-year-old Varadarajan was a trade union leader and a former legislator. He was stripped of central committee membership of the CPI-M and all party posts earlier this month.

An official said that police are investigating the cause of death and will hand over the body after conducting DNA tests.

Varadarajan, a qualified chartered accountant, quit his Reserve Bank of India (RBI) job, attracted by the communist ideology.

He was elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly in 1989 from Villivakkam constituency.

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