Karkala: Vijay Hegde (38), an electrician by profession residing in Karjipalke of Hermunde village near Ajekar, died in a tragic incident on Wednesday.
He had engaged a worker to fell a dried tree in his coconut farm that day. Making use of a power-saw, he cut the tree, taking care enough not to damage any coconut tree.
In the process, the tree fell at a different angle. Hegde tried to escape from the tree falling on him but still got crushed under the tree.
Since he was directly hit in the head, he suffered fatal injuries. A case has been registered in Ajekar police station.