Man drowns in quarry pit

Man drowns in quarry pit

Man drowns in quarry pit

A 55-year-old man drowned in a stone quarry pit at noon in Bettahalsuru on Saturday.
The jurisdictional Chikkajala police identified the deceased as Eraiah, a resident of Vidyanagar Cross.

He was working as a labourer and was residing with his wife and children.

On Saturday morning, Eraiah quarrelled with his wife and children over domestic issues and went out to spend some time alone near a stone quarry pit in Bettahalsuru.

Body discovered
Around 2.30 pm, a few locals found a body floating in the pit and informed the police, who rushed to the spot along with the Fire and Emergency Service personnel.

The body was recovered and its identity was established with the help of the locals.

The members of Eraiah’s family were informed and the body shifted for post-mortem, said the police.

A senior police officer said, “It is suspected that Eraiah was inebriated and might have slipped into the quarry pit and drowned. There are also chances of him having committed suicide. We are waiting for  post -mortem report to ascertain if he was drunk or not when the incident took place. The family members told the police that he used to fight frequently with them over petty issues and he was a chronic drinker.”

A case of unnatural death has been registered with the police.

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