Subrahmanya: The bodies of two students who had gone missing while bathing in river Kumaradhara and had been feared to have drowned on Monday, Nov 23, were traced on Tuesday.
Stephen Raj, son of Ramamurty of CRC colony in Ballamane of Yenekallu village and Jitesh, son of Aiyanna Gowda of Kukradka near Kamila of Guttigar village were students of Computer Science in Shri Subrahmanyeshwara PU College here. After classes in the evening, they had got into water at Agrahara and had drowned.
Three other companions who were with them, out of scare, are said to have hidden the informatilon. The matter came to light when some Sabarimala Ayyappa devotees spotted the pair of footwear and backpacks lying on the bank of the river.
Getting suspicious, they spread the news around with a view to finding out the identity.
The parents of the two students who were worried about their children not having returned home complained to the police, who arrived at the spot. But since the water was too deep, the fire service from Sullia was called for.
Some local leaders arranged for powerful lights to facilitate the search operation in the night. But it did not bear any result.
The search operation was continued on Tuesday and the bodies were found around 11-30 am and were taken out.