Belthangady, Oct 24, 2016 : In a tragic incident reported from Guripalla near Ujire on October 23, Sunday, a woman and an elderly man have met a watery grave. The deceased have been identified as Sandhya (35) and Ramachandra Hebbar (76).
It is said Hebbar who had noticed Sandhya drowning had plunged into the pond near the Lokanatheshwara Temple at Nidigal to rescue her, but in vain.
It is learnt that the deceased woman worked as a maid in the residence of Ramachandra Hebbar. Sources said Sandhya who was trying to rectify a minor error in the water pump fitted to the pond had accidentally slipped and fell into the pond. Hebbar who saw her drowning jumped into the pond. Both of them were caught in the silt in the pond and lost their lives.
The deceased Hebbar was also a trustee of a local temple.