Udupi: Three youths drown while bathing in river at Shirva

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 2: In an incident which happened on Sunday May 2 evening near Pamboor Amasekariya bridge within Moodubelle gram panchayat in the taluk, three youngsters who entered Papanashini river to wash their clothes met watery grave. They were returning home after work when tragedy struck.

The deceased were Muhammed Rizwan (18), son of Iqbal Mustaq from Sarakarigudde in Subhas Nagar, Muhammed Jabir (18), son of Sattar from Kurkalu Subhas Nagar and Kelvin Castelino (19), son of Ligori Castelino from Moodbidri Taccode. Rizwan had completed his PU education while Jabir was educated till SSLC. After completing ITI, Kelvin was living with brother at Kurkalu Modubettu. It is said that he had come home with friends.

Laltif, Kelvin, Jabir, Rizwan, Sanketh and Ashfaq were going towards Shankarapura via Pamboor after working on a well construction project near Kattingeri when they ventured into River Papanashini near Amasekariya Pamboor bridge to wash their clothes. While washing clothes on a stone slab, Kelvin slipped and fell into the river. Rizwan and Jabir rushed to rescue him but they too fell into water. Latif jumped into the river to save the three but by then the three teenagers had lost their lives. Latif is out of danger.

Diver from Padubelle, Shamit Shetty, brought out two bodies. Another diver, Ishwar Malpe, retrieved the other body. Police circle inspector Prakash, and Shirva station sub-inspector (crime) Vedavathi, and fire personnel from Udupi visited the spot. The bodies were sent to the government hospital at Ajjarkad here for post-mortem.

A report bout the unnatural deaths stands registered in Shirva police station.






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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Very sad .Young boys went to river take bath and now are drawn.Atleast one should know swimming in case of emergency.These days we heard number of such cases who were drawn in river ,see.Sometimes even people who know swimming can also get into some watery gravery which might become a serious ,then cant come out.(Suli)Be careful always dont go into unknown places where no guards are there.Heartfelt sympathies to their families May the souls of these youngsters rest in Peace.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi/Kuwait

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Really a tragic moment. Boys were not aware of the river pond consequences without knowing to swim properly. May their soul rest in peace and condolences to their families. May God give them strength to bear their loss.

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  • Ashish Castelino, Udupi/ Toronto, Canada

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Calvin was the youngest of all our cousins. A very loving, playful and caring kid. Very unfortunate for this to happen at such an early age. May the souls of all the departed rest in peace!!!

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, May 02 2021

    This is for Charles D'Mellow, Pangala, What a mind-blowing comment? It makes sense and is a lesson for others who venture into rivers and don't know what is in front of you.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, May 02 2021

    It is indeed sad that three youths got drowned while bathing in a river. May their souls RIP. It is a tragedy for the families and loved ones and condolences to all their loved ones.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 02 2021

    People who don't know how to Swim should have a bath at Home ...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Like me. It was told to me (I do not remember) that workers who used to draw water from the well and putting the tank (In Pangala it is common to have tanks at ground level to irrigate Jasmin plants) I fell into the tank and they saved me. After that I never ventured into flowing water. In the swimming pool can hold on to the edges and save myself getting myself drowning. Every person has to know their limitations early in the age. I am sad to note that these young boys failed to understand their limitations at this age of 18 to 28.

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