Mangaluru: A 42-year-old man who was missing from January 8, along with his 6-year-old daughter, was found dead in a pond in Badaguhithlu here on January 9.
The deceased have been identified as Divakar (42), and his daughter Dhrithi (6), a resident of Niddodi.
According to the police, Divakar along with his daughter Dhrithi were missing from January 8. Divakar’s wife thought that Divakar had taken his daughter and gone to his relatives house. On January 9, they started to search for Divakar and Dhrithi in their relatives house but there was no sign about them.
They continued their search and the family members found Divakar and his daughter’s body floating in a pond in Badaguhithlu. Divakar had tied his daughter to his back with a cloth and jumped into the pond. It is learnt that financial crises may have led Divakar to take the extreme step.
A case has been registered in the Mulky police station.