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Five of family meet watery grave

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Press Trust of India Bengaluru
Five members of a family from Bengaluru drowned in a temple tank at Siddarabetta, about 50 km from here, polissce said Saturday.
Police identified the deceased as Munirkhan (49), Reshma (22), Usman Khan (14), Yaarab Khan (21) and Mubbin Taj (21), hailing from Hegdenagar in the city.
They had gone to Siddarabetta, a hillock, near Dobbespet on thecity outskirts to visit a mosque, police said.
After the prayers they went to the hillock near the temple tank known as Kalyani in local parlance, where they were having food.
Usman who was playing near the tank, slipped into it and began drowning.
In a bid to save him, the others too jumped into the Kalyani and drowned.
The bodies were later fished out and sent to hospital, police said.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 6:40 PM IST

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