An Indian conjurer had, with a rope and chains in the Ganges to fall to be free then in a spectacular action itself. However, the Stunt apparently failed, so that the 40-Year-old is now missing. “We fear that he is drowned in the river,” said Syed Waquar Raza, the water protection police on the Ganges.

Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name Jadugar Mandrake (magician Mandrake), had tied up on Sunday in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in a bright-yellow-and-red costume and festival in the Ganges down to drop. According to police, the with steel chains and a rope tethered Artist wanted to demonstrate how fast he can get out on his own from his captivity. However, in addition to police officers, and journalists also his relatives no longer had to witness that the Artist showed up. “We are still searching,” said a member of AFP.

a Similar Stunt, the artist was 21 years ago,

successful Before the accident, Lahiri had said to the AFP news Agency that he had mastered before the age of 21 a similar Stunt in the same place successfully. “I found myself with chains and locks tied up in a bulletproof glass box and was dropped from the Howrah bridge down. Within 29 seconds, I freed myself,” he said.

The Artist acknowledged in advance, however, that an exemption of this Change could be difficult: “Should I manage to free myself, it will be magical. If not, it is creative, it is tragic.” In the case of a similar action in 2013 Lahiri of spectators had been attacked. They had observed how he had freed himself through a door out of a locked cage.

vit / AFP