Udupi, Nov 30, 2015: Two residents of Kunjibettu in Udupi, both Ayyappa devotees and relatives, have met a watery grave in the pond of the Shree Venkatramana Temple at Karamballi on November 29, Sunday.
The deceased are Ashok and his nephew Udaya. It is said Ashok who had been to the temple, had accidentally slipped and fell into the temple pond. Udaya who saw him drowning, rushed to his rescue, but he too eventually drowned.
The deceased Ashok was running a roadside omelette shop at Kadiyali. Local MLA Pramod Madhwaraj and many others visited the Ajjarkad Government Hospital where the bodies were taken after retrieving them from the pond.
A case has been registered by Manipal Police.