Missing boy found dead on rly track

Missing boy found dead on rly track

The 17-yr-old gone missing from Mysore; body recovered in Mandya

A teenager who had gone missing on Friday, was found dead on the railway track near Mandya railway station on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Abhishek (17) son of Ambarish, employed with a private company and Rajeshwari couple, residents of ninth main, T K Layout in the city. He was a second PUC, PCMB student at Sadvidya College. His younger brother Akash is studying SSLC in DMS.
Mystery shrouds the death of Abhishek with various theories doing rounds.

According to the relatives,  Abhishek was kidnapped when he was on his way to attend the ongoing exams.

At 4 pm his father received a call from his son’s cellphone on his mobile. Abhishek broke the news of kidnap to his father and also demand for a ransom of Rs one lakh from the kidnappers.

When his father asked about his whereabouts, he yelled- Mandya. Petrified, Ambarish went to the college and enquired with the authorities, only to know that Abhishek had not attended the exam.

Around 6.30 pm, Ambarish received a call again from his son’s cellphone. This time, he could only hear the scream of his son and also the sound of the train.

Acting on this, Mandya police were alerted and eventually the body was found on the track between Mandya and Bangalore. The body was beyond recognition with severed head, hands and legs, said Mandya railway police. According to them, it’s a clear case of suicide. Substantiating this, it is said that Abhishek has left behind a note saying- he wasn’t prepared for the exams.

A missing case has been registered at Devaraja police station in the city.

Topper

A topper in SSLC with 98 per cent, Abhishek had got a seat in the college on merit. In the first year PUC too, he had scored 92 per cent. His maternal uncle Chandrashekar described him as ‘disciplined among the children of all the relatives.’

His academic excellence is  ample proof. Gurumurthy and Shivarudra also his uncles and his friends from the neighbourhood who had gathered in front of his house to pay their last respects echoed the same feelings.

The body was brought to the city in the evening. Last rites were performed at the burial ground near the footstep of Chamundi Hill.

Fire in bakery

Fire erupted at the kitchen attached to a bakery on Sewage Farm main road in Vidyaranyapuram in the city on Saturday, triggering panic for sometime. The cause of fire is suspected to be short-circuit.

The fire occurred at the kitchen adjacent to Jyoti Bakery, when the workers were busy preparing the products. A fire tender arrived at the spot and put down the fire in no time. Fortunately no casualties were reported.

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