Sullia, Nov 24, 2015 : Two students of the Shree Subrahmanyeshwara Pre-University College in the temple town of Subrahmanya have met a watery grave in the Kumaradhara river. The bodies of the two students who were missing since November 23, Monday were retrieved on November 24, Tuesday.
The deceased are Jithesh, son of Ayyappa Gowda of Kukradka in Guttigaru and Stephen Raj, son of Ramamurthy of Enekallu, both 17 years old and II PUC students.
Sources revealed that a total of five students of the college had gone for a swim. However, when two of them reportedly drowned, the three others who were panicky returned home without and did not bother to inform anyone about the incident.
Meanwhile, the families of the two boys began a frantic search and missing complaints were also lodged in Subrahmanya police station. Some Ayyappa devotees who were taking bath nearby saw the school bags and footwear on the banks and brought the same to the notice of the locals.
When attempts by locals to retrieve the bodies went in vain on Monday night, the fire brigade in Sullia was informed and the bodies finally retrieved by Tuesday noon.