Bantwal, Oct 01, 2019: The body of 30 year old Kaushik Mandanna who had committed suicide along with his mother and sister by jumping into the Netravathi river from Panemangalore bridge on Saturday night, has been found at Talipadpu in Sajipamunnur village of Bantwal taluk on Tuesday.
Local residents who noticed the body floating in the river immediately informed the police who rushed to the spot and later it was identified as that of Kaushik.
Though Kaushik’s mother Kavita Mandanna (56) was rescued soon after the family of three jumped into the river, she had breathed her last. Kavitha’s daugther Kalpitha Mandanna’s (20) body was also found the same night. The family of three who hailed from Virajpete taluk in Kodagu district but was residing in Mysuru, had jumped into the river along with their pet dog.
It is believed that the three took the extreme step after Kavitha’s husband who had gone missing was found dead recently.