Kundapur: A 17-year-old youth died after falling into a pond at Mavinkere, Kenchanoor here on July 26.
The deceased has been identified as Ranjith Devadiga (17), son of Muthayya and Lalita Devadiga from Mavinkere.
According to the police, on July 26, Ranjith was driving away the cows which were near his house. When he was driving them away he slipped and he fell in the pond. Ranjith who did not know to swim drowned in the pond.
When the family members did not find Ranjith for a long time, they started to search for him and also informed the police and the fire service on suspicion that he may have fallen in the pond. The police and the fire tenders arrived and searched for Ranjith in the pond where they recovered his body.
A case has been registered in the Kundapur police station.