Techie from Bengaluru drowns after rescuing 3 friends

Techie from Bengaluru drowns after rescuing 3 friends

Skanda from Bengaluru, who drowned at Mallalli waterfalls in Somwarpet, on Sunday.

After rescuing three of his friends from drowning, a software engineer from Bengaluru drowned at Mallalli waterfalls on Sunday. 

The victim, Skanda (25), is the son of couple Shankar-Revathi, residents of Vivekananda Nagara in Mysuru. 

Skanda, along with his 11 friends, had visited Mallalli falls. All had reached “Maranabavi”, a dangerous spot in the waterfalls without paying heed to the warning board. They entered the pit to take a bath and began to drown.

On seeing his friends in danger, Skanda entered the water and rescued three of them, but failed to save himself from drowning. A case has been registered at the Somwarpet police station.