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.