Kundapur, Dec 31, 2015: In a tragic incident, two youngsters, both close friends, were electrocuted and another sustained critical injuries when they came into contact with a hi-tension wire while putting up buntings for programme at Tallur late night on December 29, Tuesday.
The deceased are Manoj Devadiga (30) and Sunil Mogaveera (23). It has been learnt that Mahesh who had climbed a tree to put up a bunting had not noticed the hi-tension wire above. When Sunil tried to hold the other edge the bunting which had without their notice passed through the hi-tension wire, he was electrocuted. Manoj who rushed to his rescue also died. Mahesh sustained injuries in the mishap.
It is said the youngsters had embarked upon the task of putting up buntings late night despite warning by the Police Department against doing so.
The town of Tallur observed a bundh on Wednesday as a mark of respect to the departed youth.
If Manoj Devadiga worked in a soft drink factory, Sunil was a second year BA student of Bhandarkar’s College , Kundapur. He used to attend college during day time and do catering and other works during evening hours.