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Tragedy near Ujire : Woman, elderly man drown in a pond

Mangalore Today News Network

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).

Woman drowns

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.