Mangaluru, May 31, 2016: According to Subramanya police, a 29-year-old lecturer died, while two others suffered burns, following a lightning strike when they were on a trek near Kukke Subramanya. Harish, from Doddakalsandra in Bengaluru and 11 other trekkers arrived at Subramanya at the week end.
They commenced trekking from Agolikaje. As the group reached Karadibetta in the evening, Harish took out his mobile phone to take a photograph. The police said it was then that Harish was stuck by lightning and he collapsed. Two of his friends also suffered burns. The group then brought Harish down to a shed of forest department in Somavarpet where he reportedly breathed his last.
His friends then took the body to a nearby government hospital, where Harish was declared dead. The police said they registered the case and then transferred it to Somavarapet police station.