Puttur: Dhanushri (9), daughter of Balakrishna Gowda of Parane in Paltadi village in the taluk and a student of Std III at the Government LP School in Manjunathanagar, died of an accidental fall into a well in the yard of the house on Tuesday.
It was a school holiday and she was playing with others in the yard. She is said to have slipped and fallen into the well which had no protective wall.
Her mother, Dharmavati, who was around screamed for help. As neighbours arrived and save the girl, she was already found to have died.
Panchayat, revenue and education officials visited the spot. A case has been registered at the rural police station.