Three students drown

An ITI student and two high school boys drowned in separate incidents in Anekal and Devanahalli on Thursday.

A 22-year-old youth drowned in a swimming pool at Binnamangala village in Devanahalli taluk. The victim is Madhu Kumar, a resident of Puttappagudi Layout. Son of Venkatesh and Venkatalakshmamma, Kumar was a second year student at Sri Krishna ITI College, police said.

Kumar had gone for a swim at the pool in the house of Somashekhar with his relative Srinath, on the latter’s bike at around 2.30 pm. He drowned while he was swimming.

In another incident, two boys drowned at Honnakalasapura lake in Anekal taluk on Thursday night. Local residents retrieved the bodies of the two boys, while their search for the body of another boy suspected to have drowned failed.

It is not known whether he drowned or is absconding fearing consequences. The victims are Diwakar, a resident of Rudramma Layout in Vinayakanagar, and Avi of Marutinagar.

Police said a group of five boys, all students of Class VIII at Saraswati School, went to the lake for swimming. One of them did not want to swim and returned home. A few local residents noticed clothes and three pairs of footwear on the lake bed and grew suspicious. They started searching and retrieved the two bodies.

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