Kottayam: Two days after he went missing after Croatia whipped Argentina, the body of a Lionel Messi fan was found floating in Meenachil river near Kottayam town in Kerala.
30-year-old, Dinu Alex, was reported missing after Argentina lost to Croatia by 3-0 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
A suicide note was later recovered from his house in which Alex wrote: “I have no more interest in this world. I am proceeding towards death and none is responsible.”
In one of his books, Alex had written: “Messi, my life is for you, waiting to see you lift the cup.” In another: “My team is starting its journey, carrying my life. I will do it.”
According to police, a group of people who had come to take a bath in the river on Sunday found the body of Binu Alex. Alex’s relatives identified the body.
The body apparently floated some 30 km downstream from his house at Arumannoor.
Alex, a diehard Messi fan, was devastated after Argentina was thrashed by Croatia on June 21 0-3.
He was last seen by his mother watching the World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia on Thursday, in which Argentina which is on a brink of getting eliminated from the soccer tournament lost by three goals.
She told him to go to bed as he had to go to work the next day.
But on Friday, his mother found the kitchen door wide open and Alex was missing.
A police dog traced Alex’s final journey to the river that was in spate.
Alex was an unmarried chemistry graduate and worked as an accountant in a private company here.