Three Children Drown in Panchayat Water Supply Tank
Puttur: In a tragic incident three children drowned in a water supply tank in Uddangala, Panaje here on April 3.
The deceased have been identified as Vishmitha (13), Chaitra (10) and Jithesh (13) all from Uddangala, Panaje.
According to sources, on April 3 all the three children had gone near the Panchayat water supply tank. Since the tank was not locked and was half filled, the three children got into the water tank to play in the water. Unfortunately, all three children drowned in the water tank.
Due to the school holidays, children had gone out to play, they found the water tank open and got into it to play in the water. The tank was constructed three months ago.
The public protested and demanded the Deputy Commissioner and the AC to visit the spot. They also alleged negligence of the Panchayat administration and demanded action against those responsible.
Puttur Rural police are investigating the case.