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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