Karkala: Retired ISRO scientist accidentally slips, drowns in Swarna river

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (DV)

Karkala, Mar 4: A retired Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist died after he accidentally slipped and drowned in a river.

The deceased is identified as Ratnakar S C (63). It is learnt that he was residing in Ramakrishna Ashrama at Govinduru in Yerlapadi in Karkala taluk.

Reportedly, on March 3 morning, Ratnakar had been to take bath in the Swarna river. When he ventured into water, he accidentally slipped and fell into the water and drowned. His mortal remains were traced in the evening.

Orginally hailing from Shivamogga, Ratnakar had retired from ISRO four years ago.

Karkala town police have registered a case of Unnatural Death Report (UDR) under CrPC section 174.






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  • Vishnupant Misale, Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    He lead the team responsible for IRNSS satellites no doubt he was an intellectual slipping and losing his life is not a reasonable possibility. We should not rule out role of unknown hands as many isro and nuclear scientists have met such accidental deaths case in point is recent revelations by ex director of SAC Dr Tapan Mishra.

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Isro scientists have done yeomen services to the county. Salute to this humble soul.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Sad .I am sure it was a his bad luck he slipped .How many times we slip by mistake ?same way must have slipped and couldnt hold back couldnt breath so his fate was sealed. one should not find someones fault here.May his soul rest in peace.Big loss to the world of ISRO. doesnt he have any family?

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Om Shanthi .. He being a former ISRO scientist ..an angle of sabotage cannot be ruled out.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Do river knows he is scientist , rich, poor or what ??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    He could have been Pushed ...

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