20-year-old college student found dead at Kukkarahalli Lake

Mysuru, October 19:-  The body of a 20-year-old college student was found at Kukkarahalli Lake in the city on Thursday.

On Thursday morning, some walkers spotted the body of a youth floating at the Kukkarahalli Lake and alerted the Jayalakshmipuram Police officers. The police officials rushed to the spot and fished out the body from the lake with the help of firefighters attached to the Fire Station at Saraswathipuram in the city.

The deceased is identified as Deekshith V, a first year BA student of Maharaja’s College in the city. The deceased youth who was wearing a red colour checked T-shirt and a blue jeans trouser is said to be a native of Hunsur town in the district and was residing at a hostel in the city.

The youth may have walked into the lake on Wednesday and allegedly committed suicide, police sources said. The number of suicide cases in the Kukkarahalli lake area has been increasing in recent days. Two months ago, on August 17, a 29-year-old woman Spoorthi and her daughter Hemani reportedly committed suicide at Kukkarahalli Lake.

–(KS, KK)

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