Puttur, Oct 05, 2018: An elderly couple hailing from Nekkaraje in Kodimbady of Puttur taluk breathed their last on October 4, within a gap of a few hours. The deceased are Lakshmi Naik (70) and her husband Taniya Naik (75).
Lakshmi’s son Dharnappa Naik lifted his father to take him to the bathroom and give him a bath. It is said Taniya breathed his last while his son was holding him.
It is learnt, Taniya was bedridden since the past one month. However, on Thursday morning Lakshmi collapsed all of a sudden and died. Funeral was later performed in accordance with tradition and all the family members and relatives were present.
The couple is survived by a son and two daughters.