Chamarajnagara, Karnataka, May 13 : Five youths including two teen-aged boys, were drowned in three Districts of Karnataka including Mandya, Chamarajanagara and Kodagu since last 24 hours.
Police said that two youth drowned at Balamuri picnic spot near Srirangapatna in Mandya district, two youths met watery grave at Chiklihole dam in Kodagu district and a youth was drowned at Suvarnavathi reservoir in Chamarajanagara district.
Two youths drowned in Cauvery river at Balamuri were identified as Ajith (19) and Shivu (19) both from Mysuru. They were on a picnic to Balamuri with six others and went for swimming on Sunday evening when the mishap took place. Both the bodies have been fished out on Monday and handed over the family members. A case has been registered at KRS police station.
Two teen-aged boys, who went for swimming in Chiklihole reservoir backwaters near Sunitikoppa in Kodagu district, were drowned and they were identified as Nandish, who was studying in 10 standard at Atal Bihari Vajapyee Residential school at Bhagamandala and Pavan (19).
Sunitikoppa police visited the spot and fished out the bodies on Monday and also registered case in this connection.
A 20 year-old youth, who had gone to the Suvarnavathi reservoir along with his friends went for bath and got slipped by accident and fell into water and drowned. The deceased was identified as Sachin, a native of Mallaiahnapura village. Ramasamundra police who visited the spot and registered a case.