Bengaluru youth drowns in Cauvery at Shivanasamudra

Police retrieved the body and have kept it in the mortuary of the government sub-divisional hospital
Last Updated 26 January 2022, 23:04 IST

Selfie-taking claimed the life of a Bengaluru youth at Shivanasamudra in Kollegal taluk on Wednesday, officials said.

Tahir, 22, a resident of Yeshwantpur in western Bengaluru, slipped into the water and drowned while trying to take a selfie near the river.

He and his friends from Bengaluru had been visiting a dargah at Shivanasamudra. They later decided to take an excursion to the river.

Police retrieved the body and have kept it in the mortuary of the government sub-divisional hospital.

The Kollegal rural police have registered a case of unnatural death and are carrying out further investigations.

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(Published 26 January 2022, 19:32 IST)

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