Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)
Udupi, Sep 19: A fisherman on a boat fell into the water and went missing allegedly due to the negligence of the boat driver.
Odisha-based Abhimanyu Malik (36) was into fishing at Malpe port for the last three years. He had gone fishing with other fishermen on Navaratna boat from Malpe port on September 12 in the night. All of them who were on the boat had slept in the night on September 13. As the boat driver drove the boat in the opposite direction from against the direction of the waves, Abhimanyu lost balance and fell into the water.
It is said that the driver went ahead without trying to rescue Abhimanyu who fell into the water. One of the fishermen who questioned the boat driver was hurled expletives and told by the driver that he was sacked and that he was sent home upon the boat reaching the Karwar port.
Sushanth Malik, brother of the missing who came to Malpe on September 18, has filed a complaint with Malpe police station stating that his brother fell into the water and died due to negligence and hastiness of the boat driver.
Malpe police who have registered a case are investigating.