Karnataka: Three medical students drown in irrigation canal while taking selfies

Police said the students, who were in the final year of their course, were doing their internship at the Keragodu primary health centre.

Written by Santosh Kumar R B | Bengaluru | Updated: February 13, 2016 9:36 am
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Three students of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences drowned on Friday evening, after falling in an irrigation canal in Hulivana village, 180km from Bengaluru, reportedly while they were clicking selfies.

Mandya district police said that the bodies of two students had been fished out and search was on for the third.

Lokesh, Circle Inspector of Mandya Rural, said the victims, all aged 24, have been identified as Sruthi and Jeevan, residents of Bengaluru and Girish, a native of Tumkur. Girish’s body is yet to be found.

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“These three went to the canal with two other students, Goutam Patel and Sindu, to play in the water. They were busy taking selfies when they fell into the 20-feet deep canal. Patel and Sindu were rescued by local people. Jeevan too was rushed to hospital, but was declared brought dead,” Lokesh said.

Police said the students, who were in the final year of their course, were doing their internship at the Keragodu primary health centre.

Local residents said that the students had been spotted bathing on the slope of river on Thursday. After being warned by locals, they had left, only to return on Friday. A case of unnatural death has been registered at Keragodu police station. Further probe is on.

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  1. A
    Feb 13, 2016 at 9:05 am
    Why every one copy PM? He knows how to float.
    1. B
      Feb 13, 2016 at 8:42 am
      Selfie master mdee
      1. A
        Abdul Rawoof
        Feb 13, 2016 at 7:20 am
        Very Sad
        1. A
          Feb 13, 2016 at 4:36 am
          Sad loss..I really wish they learnt swimming before trying to become doctors..
          1. B
            Balaji Kesavan
            Feb 13, 2016 at 9:00 am
            What a sad event. Can't digest these kind of unfortunate end to young lives.
            1. R
              Feb 13, 2016 at 8:21 am
              The selfie has to be one of the stupidest creations of recent times.
              1. D
                dead guy
                Feb 13, 2016 at 4:56 am
                aur le lo selfie?
                1. J
                  Feb 13, 2016 at 8:59 am
                  tell big stupid first
                  1. M
                    madan gupta
                    Feb 14, 2016 at 2:03 am
                    अच्छा है इन को कुत्तों की मौत मरने दो. यह पढाई करने आते हैं या मारने. एक लडकी को एक दर्जन चाहियें, फिर भी कम हैं. इन का के साथ मेल करवाया जाये.
                    1. N
                      Feb 13, 2016 at 8:05 am
                      VC Channel or Vishweshwarayya Channel is not an Ordinary Channel to supply water to Mandya district , it caries main water from KRS Dam and has great Depth and Flow , MEDICOS, who are Future LIFE Saviors of Common man, should have taken minimum care , before venturing.. Naagu
                      1. N
                        naidu kare
                        Feb 13, 2016 at 6:36 am
                        we know which started this selfie nonsense
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