Puttur: Ajay (19), an Engineering student hailing from Hatyadka in the taluk and studying in an Ujire college, had drowned in the Shishila rivulet on Sunday. He was the only male issue of his parents. The other one is daughter.
The firemen had arrived from Puttur. Since they did not have any diving expertise, they went back by evening. Divers from different places too tried to find him out on Monday morning but there was no success.
Hence an eight-member skilled divers’ team from Gundya was called for. After a hectic search, they fished out the body by afternoon. A large number of students and villagers who had gathered could not control their grief as they saw the deceased young man.